Man steals woman's purse outside Webster restaurant

Police release sketch of suspect

Published On: Aug 03 2012 10:33:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2012 11:22:01 PM CDT
WEBSTER, Texas -

A woman, who asked that her name not be released, was sitting right outside the front door of the Pappasitos on the Gulf Freeway in Webster on July 5, when she saw a man park out front, then walk in and out of the restaurant.

She had her purse right beside her and was on the phone. She said the man slowly walked back outside.

"He just grabs my purse and goes to his car. He was not expecting me to run after him," she said.

She said she took off and chased the man to his car.

"I just reached in like this, elbows and honking the horn," she said. "That's when he said 'B I'm about to drive off.' And I said give me my purse and as I was grabbing it, he shoved me out. And I got it with me."

She helped a police artist come up with a sketch of the suspect. He was in his 30s, stood about 6 feet tall, was clean shaven and had short black hair.

If you recognize the man in the sketch, please call Crime Stoppers. The number is 713-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.