Woman robbed as she's leaving to go have baby

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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The mom-to-be lost baby items, but escaped with her life

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A woman was robbed this morning as she was leaving her southwest Houston home to go have a baby.

"I was like, 'Please don't kill me. I don't want to die today. I want to have a baby,'" said the woman who didn't want to be identified.

At nine months pregnant, the mother of two was headed to the hospital around 4am to be induced. Her spouse and aunt were in the car with her.

"I heard someone tell my aunt to get out of the car," the victim said. "I looked up and someone had a gun to her head."

There were four suspects.

"Their faces were covered, all but one of them," she said.

The victim says after rummaging through their car, the suspects ordered everyone inside the family's house, all while other family members, including three children, where upstairs.

"Put my aunt and spouse on the floor, told them to lie face down and he told me to sit on the couch because I was pregnant," she said. "They walked around the house, surveyed the house."

She says they didn't take anything inside, but they stole the family's rented car.

"All the baby stuff was in the car. We were on our way to the hospital," she said. "I was like, OK, we can't bring the baby home without a car seat."

Houston police say about an hour and a half later, one of suspects showed up to a Family Dollar parking, ditched the car, robbed a security guard of his wallet, then stole his Honda SUV.

Meanwhile the scared pregnant mother hopes the suspects are caught soon.

"I'm supposed to bring a baby home to this?" she asked.

Houston police say the security guard was not hurt. The suspects took purses, wallets and cash from the family's rented car, but authorities say they left the baby's car seat in the vehicle.

Police are still searching for those four men.

Meanwhile, Ebony isn't sure when she'll return to the hospital to give birth.

Ebony said, "I lost everything I needed for the baby but I could have lost my life, someone else could lose their life."