October 17, 2019. At a Texas mall, a woman withdrew money from Bank of America around 2 PM. The woman exited her car in the parking garage and was heading up the escalator when “she was suddenly jolted back and observed an unknown male trying to take her purse.”
As the woman held onto her purse, she was pulled down the escalator and dragged to the doors leading toward the parking garage, where she let go of her purse.
The suspect then fled the scene in a burgundy-colored four-door Buick, investigators said. He’s described as “black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’11 to 6’0, thin build, white hoodie and blue jeans.”
A reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to charges or the suspect’s arrest is being offered by authorities. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
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Police Dept’s Original Post:
Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a robbery by force.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019 at around 2:00 pm, the complainant drove to the Bank of America, located at 5171 San Felipe and withdrew money from the ATM. The complainant then drove to the Saks Fifth Avenue at the Galleria Mall, located at 5175 Westheimer, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that she exited her vehicle from the parking garage and walked to the escalators. As the complainant was going up the escalators, she was suddenly jolted back and observed an unknown male trying to take her purse. The complainant was then dragged to the doors leading out to the garage and eventually let go of her purse. The suspect then got into a burgundy-colored four-door Buick and fled the scene. Houston PD #1427757-19
Suspect description: Black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’11 to 6’0, thin build, white hoodie and blue jeans.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org
A man drags woman down mall escalator brazenly stealing her purse in broad daylight at a Texas mall https://t.co/cJV2wMInpw
— HYGO News (@HygoNews) November 14, 2019