UPDATE: Lufkin Police release video of elderly woman's suspected robber
POSTED: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 7:07am
UPDATED: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 7:16am
LUFKIN — Lufkin Police Department investigators need your help identifying the man responsible for a home invasion-style robbery that occurred in the 500 block of Willow Bend Drive in Lufkin just before 4:00 PM on September 01, 2011.
The man shown in this security camera-captured image robbed a female victim at gunpoint days after her 77th birthday. The victim heard a knock at her front door and when she unlocked the door, the suspect forced his way inside while pointing a handgun at the victim.
The victim described the suspect as a clean-shaven white male with well-groomed hair, wearing eyeglasses, a bright colored shirt, and khaki colored shorts. The security video shows that he is overweight and was wearing an orange shirt and white tennis shoes.
The suspect stole the victim's purse and, within minutes of fleeing the house, used her credit card at a convenience store located a few blocks away, at the intersection of East Denman Avenue and South Chestnut Street.
Click here to view video captured by the convenience store's security cameras showing the suspect using the victim's credit card to purchase fuel for a dark colored Volkswagen Eos, a two-door, hardtop convertible vehicle.
If you can identify this suspect, or if you can provide any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip. You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.
Information from Lufkin Crimestoppers