Thief targets women pumping gas in Pearland

This surveillance image shows how the suspect managed to snatch away a purse while a woman was pumping gas at a Kroger store. (Photo courtesy of Pearland Journal)

August 26, 2010 7:52:45 AM PDT
Thieves are stealing purses from the cars of women pumping gas in Pearland. At least six robberies have taken place at a Kroger gas station on Broadway. The robberies started in mid-July and the most recent one took place around noon on Saturday.

Police say the victims have been pumping gas on the drivers' sides of the vehicles and the robbers have gone through unlocked passenger sides to their grab their purses. The suspect then escaped in a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix.

We worked on this story with our Houston Community Newspaper partners. You can read more in the Pearland Journal.