HOUSTON – A Good Samaritan helped authorities find three men who are accused of snatching a woman’s purse in the parking lot of a Walmart in Montgomery County.
It happened on Monday at about 7:25 p.m. at the store located in the 1000 block of Sawdust Road.
A woman and her 8-year-old son were loading items into their vehicle when they were approached by two men. Deputies said the men grabbed the victim’s purse and a brief struggle ensued before the suspects were able to pull the purse away and drive off.
An individual who witnessed the robbery followed the suspects’ vehicle and provided the license plate to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
A state trooper observed the vehicle traveling south on Interstate 45 and stopped the vehicle in the area of Interstate 45 and FM 2920. Investigators said the victim’s property was located and recovered from inside the suspects’ vehicle.
The three men who were inside the vehicle, Fred Jones, Savon Highsmith, and Larry Robertson, were arrested and charged with robbery, deputies said.