HOUSTON – Authorities have arrested a man who they believe is responsible for robbing an Uber driver in north Houston last month.
Frank Lewis Blanco, 27, has since been charged with aggravated robbery with serious bodily injury. Houston police are searching for the second suspect, 24-year-old Destinee Suzette Guerrero, who is also charged with aggravated robbery with serious bodily injury.
On Sunday, Nov. 13 around 8:30 a.m., Houston police responded to reports of a robbery at a gas station on Tidwell and the Eastex Freeway.
According to the Uber driver, he picked up Blanco and Guerrero once they requested a ride, but once inside the vehicle, he said they kept changing the drop-off location.
After about 30 minutes of driving without a destination, the Uber driver said he parked his vehicle at a convenience store located at 3000 Ella Lane and told the two suspects to get out.
The driver told police Blanco and Guerrero started assaulting him to the point that he lost consciousness. While unconscious, investigators say the two suspects continued to assault the driver for at least a couple more minutes before taking off with his wallet and vehicle.
The Uber driver suffered from traumatic brain injury (brain bleed), concussion, broken orbital eye socket, broken nose, and multiple lacerations and abrasions causing permanent disfigurement.
On Wednesday, police arrested Blanco. Officers are still searching for Guerrero.