VIDEO: Thief Drags Woman down Escalator as He Tries to Take Her Purse

Surveillance video from a Texas mall shows a man dragging a woman down an escalator as he tries to take her purse. The incident happened at the end of October at The Galleria in Houston.

According to KTRK, the suspect followed the woman after she withdrew money from a nearby bank. In the video the thief is seen approaching the woman from behind on the escalator as she was riding it up from a parking garage toward a store. Police say there was a woman in front of the victim on the escalator. She asked a question, which police say distracted the victim.

KTRK reports at that moment, the man tried to grab her purse. The woman does not let go and he is seen dragging her across the floor. The suspect managed to run off with the woman’s purse. He got into a burgundy-colored Buick and left the scene. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy was working another job nearby and reported the incident. According to reports the woman suffered… KCCI8 News

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