They met with the 16-year-old boy and, while awaiting their second alleged passenger, the 15-year-old boy, wearing a mask, approached the driver’s side door of the male victim’s car and brandished what the victim thought was a handgun, according to the news release.
The 15-year-old ordered the victim into the backseat of the car while the older suspect waved a knife around and ordered that the victim be tied up with Mize’s shoelaces, Spencer said.
"The two males then robbed (the victim) of the money in his wallet while striking him numerous times and threatening his life with the knife and gun," Spencer said.
The two male suspects then drove the victim to a store and untied him so he could use the ATM inside to withdraw cash from his account, the news release stated. The 16-year-old went inside with him.
"The suspect and (victim) return to the car, at which time (the victim) is tied back up with Susan's shoelaces," Spencer said. "The suspects then take Susan home, per her request. Susan is dropped off at her residence, but never calls 911 to report what was happening to (the victim)."
The victim convinced the underage boys that he had more cash at home that he would hand over if they drove him there. When the trio arrived at the boy’s home, the suspects waited for him in the car while he went inside.
The victim immediately locked the door and told his parents what happened, Spencer said. His parents called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
The boys fled in the victim’s vehicle, which Harris County deputies soon found at another park, along with the teens. Both were taken into custody.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives learned that Mize was part of the plan, Spencer said.
"Susan believed (the victim) was an easy target and the plan was for the males to rob him for the money in his wallet," Spencer said. "Susan advised (that) tying (him) up and taking his car was not her idea or part of the plan."
Investigators who searched the car said they found a kitchen knife and two guns, both of which turned out to be BB guns, the news release stated.