Man arrested in connection with robbery that left store worker unconscious with duct tape in mouth, hands tied

James Michael Person, 41, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. He was given $100,000 bond.

A man has been charged with a December robbery at a League City convenience store, where the clerk was found outside, unconscious, with his mouth taped shut and his hands tied.

The League City Police Department announced Wednesday that James Michael Person was arrested for the Dec. 19, 2021, robbery at the Coyote Mart located in the 3000 block of W. Marina Bay Dr.

According to police, a customer found the clerk and called authorities.

Emergency teams found the man, identified as 46-year-old Rafiq Maknojia, unresponsive. They rushed him to hospital, where he was treated for head lacerations and released that night.

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Surveillance video showed the suspect, who was wearing dark clothing, approached on foot from the east and entered the store.

The suspect is then seen on video pulling out a handgun and moving behind the counter. The suspect stole cash from cash registers and left the store.

An armed robber leaves the League City convenience store clerk unconscious with his mouth shut and his hands tied.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the suspect fled the scene on a motorcycle eastbound on Marina Bay Dr from The Coyote Mart.

Case Detective Shayne Yount surveyed nearby businesses and neighborhoods and determined the motorcycle had returned to a home in the Glen Cove neighborhood.

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Evidence linking Person, 41, to the robbery has been recovered, including the handgun that was used in the crime.

The person was later arrested and charged with aggravated robbery with $100,000 bond.

League City PD is asking anyone with information relating to this theft to contact Detective Yount at 281-554-1849.