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Crook reaches new low in Richmond

Monday afternoon, November 22, a woman in the Walmart parking lot robbed a 78 year old woman at approximately 4:05 p.m. Officers from the Richmond Police Department responded to this aggravated robbery located at 5330 FM 1640.

Richmond Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast said the investigation revealed that a the woman was walking to her car after leaving the store. As she approached her vehicle, she noticed a woman standing by the car parked next to her. As the elderly woman approached, the other woman struck up a conservation. As the victim began to get into her car, the woman who had engaged her in conservation put a knife to her throat and demanded money. Neinast said, “The victim complied and gave the suspect what little cash she had.” The suspect then got back in the car parked next to the victim’s vehicle and drove away, Neinast said.

The victim described her assailant as a 50ish year old Hispanic female, with an average build, and shoulder length salt and pepper hair. The suspect was wearing a long sleeve, multicolored, flower print shirt with buttons up the front. Neinast said another witness described the suspect as an older, thin Hispanic female, wearing a long sleeve flowery shirt and blue jeans.

This suspect left Walmart parking lot in a small, white, 4 door passenger car with tinted windows, no hub caps and stock type rims.

The victim in this case was not physically injured.

“The Richmond Police Department is asking the public to be aware of their surroundings at all times and especially at this time of year when the stores are getting crowded. This incident happened during the daytime in a parking space which was close to the front of the store,” said Sergeant Neinast.

Anyone with information regarding this incident to call the department at 281-342-2849 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS. Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information leading to the arrest and filing of charges on the suspect(s) in this case. All calls to Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.

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