SUGAR LAND, Texas – Two teenage girls were arrested Monday for their alleged involvement in a robbery outside a Target store in early November, Sugar Land police said.
The suspects were accused of using pepper spray on their victims.
According to the Sugar land Police Department, Chrishonta Richard, 17, and Angelic Harris, 18, were charged with aggravated robbery. Both are being held in the Fort Bend County Jail with bonds of $75,000.
Police said the investigation is ongoing, and there may be further arrests.
Investigators said Richard and Harris confessed to attacking and robbing two women who just finished shopping at the Target. It was the night of Nov. 12 when an elderly woman reported being punched, and her purse was stolen.
Police released surveillance video of the pair, who went inside the Target before the alleged robbery. This helped identify Richard and Harris, police said. Police were also able to recover the suspects’ license plate number using cameras located near the store.
Police said the young women are residents of Houston.
SLPD credited their license plate recognition system with helping to track down the suspects’ vehicle. Five mobile cameras were installed on police vehicles and three fixed cameras were installed on locations around the mall area. The cameras scan license plates of passing cars and record them.
Anyone with information about other suspects in the Target attack should call the Sugar Land Police Department at 281-275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.