$15,000 Reward Offered in Richmond Fireworks Stand Robbery

RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend News) – The owner of a fireworks stand in Richmond is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the men who robbed and assaulted employees of his business.

At about 1:40 a.m. Thursday, July 5, two armed men assaulted and robbed the employees of The Fantasy Fireworks, located at 127 Crabb River Road in the Richmond area.

The two suspects approached the RV in which the stand’s employees were staying and demanded cash from them. Once the cash was secured, the suspects jumped over a fence at the 100 block of Brazos Gardens Drive.

The suspects are described as being late teens to early 20s in age.

The first suspect is a Hispanic male, approximately 5-feet, 4-inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket with a white stripe on the sleeves and he had on blue jeans and was wearing a mask.

The second suspect is described as a black male approximately 6-feet tall and weighing 230 pounds. He was wearing a blue sweater, blue jeans and a mask.

 “This kind of robbery makes my blood boil,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “An armed robbery during one our biggest holidays is as low as one can get. Take notice that the reward money has been increased from $5,000 to $15,000. We’re betting someone’s going to want that cash and we are hoping that phone call comes through.”

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477, or text FBCCS plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be submitted online at  http://www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com/. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.