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Crook flashes gun in car dealership office, runs off when employee pulls out his own gun

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A man walked into a Houston car dealership office last month and flashed a gun at an employee; but police said the employee pulled out his own gun, which led to the suspect turning tail and running off.

What are the details?

Surveillance video from the Houston Police Department shows two unknown men arriving in the parking lot of a used car dealership in the 7300 block of Gulf Freeway around 5:15 p.m. March 21.

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A dealership employee told police one of the men walked up to him asking if he could test drive a car.

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Video shows the employee walking into the office, and the suspect following behind — and reaching below his hoodie before going inside.

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Police said that as the employee sat in his chair, he noticed the suspect pulling up his shirt.

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Video shows the suspect pulling up his hoodie and shirt to chest level and grabbing a gun, apparently in full view of the employee.

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Tables turned

While the moment isn't recorded on surveillance video, police said the employee grabbed his own gun.

Indeed video shows the suspect smiling, turning around, and running through the parking lot and across the street.

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Police said the suspect said "no!" to the employee before taking off.

Video shows the driver who remained in the car — a four-door Mercedes with temporary license plates — appearing to turn the vehicle around as his apparent accomplice runs away. Police said the second suspect also fled from the parking lot.

Anything else?

Police said the suspect who entered the office is described as 5-feet-7-inches to 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds, and between 28 and 40 years of age. Authorities added that the getaway driver also is a black male.

In addition, police said to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly with information related to this investigation. Information leading to the charging and/or arrest of any felony suspect may result in a cash payment up to $5,000. Tipsters must contact Crime Stoppers directly — 713-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crime-stoppers.org — to remain anonymous and be considered for a cash payment.

Aggravated robbery at a used car dealership at the 7300 block of Gulf Freeway. Houston PD 370860-22 youtu.be

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