Police hope to catch mother's attacker

Missouri City police have released this sketch based on the woman's description of her attacker, hoping that even despite the obvious limitations, it will spark recognition for someone

April 8, 2010 4:36:18 PM PDT
A mother returning home from work was attacked by a man who Missouri City police either followed the victim home or was just waiting here for the right opportunity. The victim calls him the "devil" for the way he attacked her. ABC 13 is not identifying the woman because she fears the suspect may come after her again.

"I was ? trying to grab all of my items that I had over here," said the 21-year-old single mother as she recounted the attack in her car.

The victim says she was returning home from work to her Missouri City apartment at about 11:30pm on Easter when a masked man attacked her as she was trying to get out of her car. She says he demanded her purse.

"He hit me with a pistol. He's like, 'B-you think I'm playing with you?' And constantly hitting me?I say about a good two-three times," she said. "I was like, 'I don't have nothing! I don't have nothing!" The woman says the man hit her repeatedly in the back of her head with his handgun while her two-year-old was in his car seat asleep. She'd just picked him up from her mother's. She's insists he didn't wake up, something for which she is thankful.

"I don't want the baby to wake up or to do anything out of the ordinary that's gonna cause this guy to kills us here tonight," she said.

She says the man dragged her out of the car and beat her further before grabbing her purse and running to a truck waiting with a getaway driver nearby.

The vehicle is described as a black, 1993 Chevy Silverado lowered and not in very good condition.

Detectives have released this sketch made from details the victim provided.

She says it was dark, but she could tell he is heavy set, dark skinned and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a mask.

Investigators hope someone can take a good look at the mouth and the eyes and identify the suspect.

"A family member may recognize. Someone. A parent may say, 'I recognize that, that look.'" Missouri City Det. Russell Terry said. "But still, it is kinda difficult with the individual being masked."

This woman just wants the suspect caught before he strikes again.

"I pray that if anybody know anything here ? anything -- please let us know," the mother said. "This guy needs to be caught because I don't want nobody to have to go through what I went through."

The victim is so worried about her safety that she actually plans to move away from the apartment complex where the robbery occurred.

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