Video from attempted robbery in Sugar Land released


It happened back on April 5 at the Walmart at 345 Highway 6 South. Investigators say a 42-year-old woman was leaving the store just before midnight. As she approached her vehicle, they say a man tried to steal her purse.

While she struggled to hold onto her purse, she fell and was dragged a short distance, say police. She screamed for help, and the suspect ran away.

The suspect is described as an African-American male between 20 and 25 years old. He is roughly 5-foot-5 and appears to weigh around 120 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt and black shorts with a white stripe. He had a tattoo under his right eye.

Investigators say the man was seen leaving the parking lot in a black Mercedes with a second African-American male. That male is also between 20 and 25 years old, standing around 6-feet tall and appears to weigh around 300 pounds.

Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at 281-275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).

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