VIDEO: Robber Disarms Officer, Holds Her At Gunpoint During robbery

Newly-released video showed the masked, armed robber disarmed the Houston officer as soon as he entered the store.

Houston, TX – A newly-released video showed how an off-duty police officer working a security detail at a Verizon store was disarmed and held at gunpoint by armed robbers (video below).

The incident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. on April 15 inside the Verizon store located on Yale in the North Loop near Garden Oaks, KTRK reported.

Police said a getaway driver remained outside the Verizon cell phone store while two armed, masked suspects robbed the store.

There were at least six employees and the Houston police officer in the store when the robbery happened, according to KTRK.

Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner said that one of the robbers headed straight for the officer and took her gun.

Then both armed men held everyone at gunpoint while they stole cell phones from the store and took the officer’s service weapon, KTRK reported.

Surveillance video from inside the store showed the moment that the masked men stormed into Verizon.

The video showed one of the robbers raced directly over to the Houston police officer.

He pointed his gun at her head and ordered her to the ground, the video showed.

The video showed the masked man disarmed the police officer and then held her at gunpoint, prone on the floor.

Police officials said the officer, whose name has not been released, did exactly what she was supposed to do.

"She trained like she was supposed to. If somebody overtakes you that quickly, you remain calm and become a good witness," Chief Finner told KTRK.

The suspects dashed out of the store and fled in the waiting vehicle.

The officer called for help, and police responded so quickly that one of the suspects was apprehended after a foot chase nearby the store, KTRK reported.

A second suspect wrecked his vehicle as he was being pursued, and was captured near Waco and Lyons.

Police are still looking for the third suspect, KTRK reported.

"Good conclusion. We got two suspects, and once you have two, it's pretty easy to get the last one," Chief Finner said.

The suspects who were arrested are facing charges of aggravated robbery and disarming a public servant, KTRK reported.

The chief said the officer involved in the incident had seven years on the Houston Police Department.

Watch the incident in the video below:

Comments (40)
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ManBearPig
ManBearPig

She was fuckin with her phone that's what she gets

chappy 123
chappy 123

your support and understanding are only surpassed by your ignorance. I myself am glad she and everyone else were not hurt

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I am glad this officer is alive but she is lucky to be that way. Obviously this store has hired security because they have had robberies in the past, these guys had to have cased the place a few times and knew what type of officer they were dealing with, ballsy move to do the robbery with a cop in the store. She should have known to be more heads up on that post, basically she did nothing to protect that store.

Sgt961
Sgt961

Typical female ( so called) cop, total Zero!!!

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Finner, you are such a silly embarrassment as a Police Chief. That officer had several seconds to respond and did nothing. And Finner says, Yep we teach them to freeze and do nothing. One reason she is not dead and everybody in the store is not dead. POS bad guy made the choice to let the live. If dumb azz Finner is teaching officers to let bad guys decide who lives and dies what does that say about his ability to command. . .

LEO0301
LEO0301

In todays world, police officers, like just about everyone else in this country, are on their phones texting or playing games more than they seem to work. If you're hired to be store security, put your phone away until the job is done!

Jimmycop1
Jimmycop1

Can’t and won’t argue the “on the phone part”. As far as the rest of the comments, shows a lot of ignorance, “wanna bes”, and “TV Police” who have never actually been a LEO nor been in a life and death situation.

cspcapt
cspcapt

retraining

REALITY_CHECK
REALITY_CHECK

Absolute fail. Both on training and the BS excuse the chief provided....that officer is either going to get herself hurt or killed or cause another officer to get hurt or killed trying to cover her sorry ass.

JBo
JBo

@Sgt961 I've had female officers working for me who would, could and have, had my back. They could absolutely kick someone's ass and trying to take one of those officers out would be like dealing with a buzz saw strapped to an angry tiger.

I've also seen male officers that I would NOT want to have my back, particularly with gun in hand. It's totally dependent on the individual. IMHO.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Stay home raising your kids. This profession is not for you.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I am glad the officer is okay. Robbery is a bad crime, but, really, don't want to see police blood spillt over a few phones. Verizon can afford the loss. Because Blue Lives Matter!

Mic911
Mic911

With paperwork in front of her, looks as if she was doing a report or something else. Either way you must have your head on a swivel at all times! On patrol or off duty security detail, heads up, don't be on your phone, kind of like texting and driving...don't do it! Glad everyone is alive, the robber could have made it a lot worse.

robocop95
robocop95

And this is why you always watch the door

Darkwing219
Darkwing219

Complacency kills! unreal supposed to be standing post and dosent even see whats coming because shes messing around on her phone. We have all done detail work for extra money in our careers and these businesses that hire us pay city rate and depending where your at in the country its anywhere from 45-65 bucks an hour and they got nothing for their money. Just very grateful shes OK and lived through it un hurt (other than her pride) Support The Blue!! Stay Safe may Saint Michael continue to protect you!!

Prae
Prae

So true! The job of Law Enforcement has no room for complacency .

Sgt961
Sgt961

Don’t be angry or upset, Barry allows you to use men’s room, or have an abortion at 24 plus weeks, but it would be impossible for you to get impregnate. Unitizing a plastic didlo.you should troll LE websites. They do have websites for your kind, www. Bulldyke. Com! Oh last I heard, Trump is Your president! Better luck in 2020, but I doubt it! Say hello to your husband, what’s her name! Lipstick lesbo?