HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies believe a man and woman are responsible for multiple robberies in West Houston, Bellaire and Fort Bend County.
Harris County Precinct 5 said the duo targets women in parking lots, follows them home and attacks them once they get out of their cars.
The most recent incident happened Thursday around 1:15 p.m. in the 13000 block of Queensbury in the Memorial Area.
The man followed an 81-year-old woman home from a grocery store. Once she parked in front of her home and got out of her car, the man approached her from behind and reached for her purse, according to deputies.
The woman had a grasp on her purse until the man pushed and dragged her to the ground. He was then able to wrestle the purse away from her and run away.
The man drove away in a Dodge Charger parked nearby.
The woman was found by neighbors, who carried her to safety and called 911. She suffered a broken arm and several scrapes in the attack, said deputies.
After the attack, the robber was caught on surveillance video at a nearby Walmart in the 2700 block of South Kirkwood. He was seen changing into a red hoodie sweatshirt and using the woman’s credit cards that he stole. A woman with long black hair, dressed in a black sweater, gray tights and a white cap was seen with him.
Deputies believe the pair has stolen multiple credit cards to buy hundreds of dollars in gift cards and they may target more women .
If you recognize these suspects or have any information that may help lead to an arrest and/or conviction, please contact Investigator L. Lizcano at 281-463-6666.