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Brazen criminals target business owner after trip to bank in violent attack, backing their car over her when she refused to let go of her purse which contained $75,000

By Emily Reaux and Jason Miles

August 17, 2018

HOUSTON - A group of criminals targeted and violently attacked a couple outside a business in northwest Houston Friday morning.

Deputies with Constable Mark Herman's Office say one of the suspects is in custody and the other three are on the run.

The four men reportedly followed a woman as she left a bank around 9:30 a.m. and one of them attacked her outside her business.

As she struggled to hold onto her purse, her husband came out of the business and tried to fight off the suspect.

The three kept fighting over the purse for a few minutes before a second suspect got involved.

At one point the second suspect got back in his vehicle and ran over the woman twice before taking off.

“I wouldn’t encourage to do what she did for the mere fact that money can be replaced, your life can’t be,” said Constable Mark Herman. “But she was resilient, she fought, she believed in what she was doing.”

The entire incident was caught on surveillance footage. Constable Mark Herman's Office shared the graphic video with the public during a press conference Friday afternoon.

Deputies are hoping by sharing the video, the public will help get the violent criminals off the streets.

Herman said the woman had just taken out $75,000 in cash from the bank for a legitimate business transaction.

The bank is located at 12907 Farm to Market 1960 Road W in northwest Houston.

Herman said a deputy was nearby and saw the first suspect fighting with the victims. The deputy chased down and arrested one of the suspects after the incident.

The suspect in custody has been identified as 31-year-old Davis Dowell Mitchell. Authorities are looking for the three other suspects right now.

Herman said he and his deputies are want to catch all of them but especially the one seen in a white shirt in the video. This man was the most violent in the attack.

“And if I was this individual, since we’ve got good quality video of him, I wouldn’t be sleeping tonight,” said Herman. “Because we’re not going to rest until we get him off the streets.”

The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition and her husband was treated on the scene for minor injuries. She is expected to recover, Herman said.

He also mentioned the suspects did not get away with the purse or the money inside.

The crime of following someone from a bank and robbing them is known as "jugging."

“They’ve done this before and they’re brutal,” said Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman.

1 comment:

Trey Rusk said...

Some of the area bank branches have done away with window tellers or force customers to use an outside drive up computer teller. Customers not wanting to use this technology then go inside and the Juggers watch and follow them if they are business owners or are carrying a business bank bag. Jugging is big business in the Houston area.