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102-year-old woman robbed at gunpoint after leaving Galleria-area bank

HOUSTON – A 102-year-old woman was attacked and robbed at gunpoint in the garage of her Tanglewood home and police believe she was followed there.

The woman had just returned home from the Chase bank on the corner of San Felipe Street and South Post Oak Lane.

“We pulled into my garage,” she told Channel 2 in an exclusive interview. “When I started to get out of the car a tall, slim, young black guy grabbed me by the shoulder and threw me onto the cement floor of my garage.”

The robber had a gun and was pointing it at the victim and her driver.

“They grabbed my purse and knocked my driver down,” she said. “She sprained her ankle so baldly she’s on crutches now.”

The 102-year-old victim was also hurt. She suffered broken ribs and her frail body is covered is bumps, bruises and cuts.

In her purse was several thousand dollars she had withdrawn from the bank, her ID, some medication and a gold necklace that was given to her by her late husband.

She didn’t get a good look at the robber and doesn’t have a detailed description of him but her driver was able to get a look at the getaway car.

The robber got into a burgundy Jeep, possibly a Jeep Compass and took off with a second suspect.

Now, the Houston police are looking for them and warning people of this crime they call "jugging," that is becoming more and more rampant in the Houston area.

Police call a crime "jugging" when the robber follows an unsuspecting victim from a bank or ATM and then robs them at another location.