Via: Houston Chronicle
CRAZY!! Sugar Land mayor robbed at gun point in his driveway.
Sugar Land’s mayor was robbed in his driveway as he returned home from a city council meeting, police said today.
About 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mayor James Thompson told officers he pulled into his driveway in the 2600 block of Hodges Bend Circle and got out of his SUV when a man tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around to discover he was at gunpoint, and the robber demanded money and anything else of value.
Thompson complied, asking that he be allowed to keep his credit cards — which he tossed to the ground — and the thief made off with more than $80 in cash, some spare change from his vehicle and Thompson‘s mobile phone, he said.
The robber threatened to shoot Thompson if he kept looking at him, then told him to crawl underneath the back of his SUV as he fled on foot. The mayor called 911 once the man was gone.
Thompson, who in a news conference today cautioned his constituents to be careful and aware of their surroundings, was not injured.
“I think the real message is, it could happen to anybody,” Thompson said.
Police believe the robbery might be connected to a similar holdup last week in another part of Sugar Land. In that case, a man was also robbed in front of his house in the 1300 block of Meadow Lakes Drive around 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 11. That victim was struck in the head.
The suspect in Thompson‘s robbery was described as a black man in his early 20s with a thin build, Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 award for information that leads to an arrest or charge in the case.