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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday June 6th, 2018 :: 11:41 a.m. CDT


Investigators Make Arrest In Aggravated Robbery Of Couple.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit along with members of Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division have arrested and charged Dexter Carpenter (09/16/17) and Jose Perez (04/14/94) for the aggravated robbery of an elderly couple in northwest Harris County.

On May 21, 2018, at around 3:15 pm, an 86-year-old male and his 87-year-old wife were robbed inside their assisted living residence located at 12102 Steeple Way Blvd in the Cypress area.

The complainants advised they drove to the bank where they cashed a check and drove back to their residence upon departing from the bank.

Carpenter and Perez followed the couple into the complex.

The couple told investigators, once they entered their home, Perez entered their home through the front door without their permission.

The man was assaulted by Perez, and he removed money from the elderly mans front pocket, and his wife’s billfold also located in his front pocket.

Perez and Carpenter then fled the residence.
During the course of the investigation and after reviewing surveillance video from the assisted living center, investigators were able to identify a Silver Nissan Rogue entering the property right behind the complainant’s vehicle and exit the property shortly thereafter.

Investigators researched the license plate of the vehicle and found it to be an AVIS rental vehicle, rented from a location at 15135 North Freeway.

The vehicle was found to have been rented by a family member of Dexter Carpenter.

Investigators were able to view surveillance footage from a Walmart location where two suspects used the complainant’s credit cards to make fraudulent transactions shortly after the robbery.

A few days after the robbery, the suspect vehicle was turned in for a new rental of a Chevrolet Equinox.

Investigators were able to use the surveillance video and a photo lineup to identify Carpenter and Perez.

On May 30, 2018, HCSO investigators, DPS Troopers and DPS Air Support 102 located the Equinox at a Chase Bank located in the 2400 block of W Alabama.

The two men then traveled to the Chase Bank located at 10243 Kempwood where they appeared to be preparing to select additional victims as in the previous robbery.

Carpenter and Perez were taken into custody without incident. They have been charged with aggravated robbery of a person over 65, a first degree felony and credit card abuse.

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Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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