PASADENA, Texas - Police said they are on the lookout for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint at an ATM and stole her car.
The men were later caught on surveillance camera at a convenience store about a mile away, but Pasadena police said they need help identifying the two men.
Detectives said around 9:19 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, a woman went to the Chase Bank on 2929 Shaver St. to deposit money.
Two men pointed a gun at her and demanded her purse and money when she walked up to the ATM.
Police said the woman’s daughter was still in the running car, and the suspects jumped in the vehicle. Authorities said she pleaded with them to let the child go.
"They let her get the child out, a short time later of course, they fled the scene," said Vance Mitchell, a spokesperson for the Pasadena Police Department. "We got a call from a South Houston Police Department that there was a convenience store over in South Houston who had spotted two guys that came into the store acting suspicious."
Mitchell said after the two men stole the car, they dumped it at an apartment complex on 1301 Avenue A in South Houston, then walked over to Stop and Save at 102 S. Allen Genoa Road.
The convenience store’s surveillance cameras caught the two suspects.
A man wearing a white baseball cap, glasses, a red, black and white jacket along with brown shorts is seen walking into the store with the stolen purse.
Another man, wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans, walks in right after him.
Pasadena police said the two men wait inside the store as they make a phone call for someone to come pick them up. At one point, the man with the glasses takes off his baseball cap and jacket and leaves it inside the store.
Still with the brown stolen purse in tow, the two men get into a white Buick Lasabre that pulls into the parking lot and then leaves the scene.
"We're very anxious to try to get these guys in custody because the fact that they are armed and we want to make sure that they don't escalate and don't do something that will be much more dangerous than even what it was,” said Mitchell.
If you happen to recognize the men, call the Pasadena Police Department at 713-477-1221.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
If a caller’s information leads to an arrest, they can be eligible for a cash reward up to $5,000.
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