Woman struggles with purse thief during robbery

July 26, 2012 12:12:38 PM PDT
Authorities are searching for the female suspect involved in a physical struggle over another woman's purse during the course of an aggravated robbery.

At around 2:30am on July 18, police say a female victim stopped at the gas station located near the 10800 block of the Eastex Freeway in north Harris County. After entering the storefront, the victim noticed a female suspect entering her vehicle, attempting to steal her purse.

According to police, the victim immediately ran to her car to confront the suspect and a struggle ensued over the purse. The female suspect threw the victim to the ground, and was able to flee the area. Investigators report that the victim suffered approximately $800 in loss as a result of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white female, approximately 20-25 years of age, weighing approximately 145 lbs, and around 5 foot 5. She has short brown hair that was in a ponytail at the time of the offense. During the incident, the suspect wore a gray tank top and multi-colored shorts. Witnesses report that the suspect has a tattoo on her upper right arm.

Surveillance cameras captured the struggle during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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