Man suspected of robbing Rice student was arrested

A man suspected of robbing a student at Rice Memorial Center Tuesday was arrested this morning and charged with robbery.

Antonio Jackson

Antonio Jackson, 26, is in custody in the Harris County jail as a suspect in the robbery at Rice and also for a similar crime he allegedly committed March 19 at the METRORail station near NRG Stadium. The arrest was made when Jackson appeared in Harris County court this morning for a hearing involving his arrest for a theft last month near the University of Houston (UH) Downtown. Court officials noticed the two outstanding warrants for Jackson and placed him in custody.

Rice police issued a crime alert with a description of the robber and photo of him fleeing, which led to the arrest.


About B.J. Almond

B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.