Female Uber driver was recorded on dashcam during an armed robbery on Valentines Day at around 12:45am. The Harris County Sheriff's Office released an eyewitnesses video of the event and hope that a viewer might help them apprehend the robbers.
The action was caught on dashcam at the intersection of Eagle Springs and Timber Forest. Gunmen block the driver's car and point a gun towards her head, demanding she hand over her money and phone.
One robber yelled at the driver "I'm going to shoot you. Give me your (expletive) money.
The driver was quite firm, even though she is frightened, and told the robber "Look, dude, I don't have anything. I drive for (expletive) Uber. I don't have (expletive)."
As the gunmen grab a few of her belongings, the driver holds her dog close and calls 911. As she tells dispatch "I'm at the intersection at Timber Forest and Eagle Springs," the gunmen open fire, and she screams "They're shooting at me. They're shooting at me. I need a police officer. Please, before they come back."
The gunmen did come back and fired a further three shots at the car, missing her head by inches.
Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit, Lt. Jeff Stauber told the press that "The severity. The potential for her to be killed on that night was very high. The terror in her voice and the tenacity these guys had and the violent nature of what they're doing. To us, they're only one step away from something more serious. We've got to get these guys off the streets."
Later that same day one of the gunmen was caught on CCTV trying to use the victim's credit card in a Porter gas station. Police hope that the public will help apprehend these two white males. The two suspects drove a black GMC Yukon with a Port Lavaca Fire Department sticker on the back window.
Police ask the public for information on the suspects by calling the Robbery Unit at 713-274-9210 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.