HOUSTON, TX – Late Monday a popular Houston food truck was the target of an armed robbery off Washington Avenue and Decatur.
The H-town strEATs truck was parked at restaurant Beaver’s at 2310 Decatur for their monthly speakeasy benefit event when an armed robber demanded cash from co-owner Jason Hill on the truck at just before 10 p.m.
During the incident one of the two suspects shot a round into the truck damaging a refrigerator after an employee brushed away the suspect’s handgun.
The suspects got away with a small amount of cash before leaving the scene. No injuries were reported. The suspects were described as two, masked black males. They fled the scene in a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser.
After the truck’s owners tweeted about the scare Hubcap Grill owner Ricky Craig, who once once ran his own food truck, pledged to replace the cash taken from H-town strEATs in the robbery out of his own pocket.
Matt Opaleski, co-owner of H-town strEATs with Hill, wasn’t at the scene during the robbery but he tweeted out thanks to the public for their support. They won’t be taking up on Craig’s offer, though they appreciated it. Beaver’s is offering to also match the money they were robbed of.
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