HOUSTON – Four people are being sought in connection with a southwest Houston robbery last month when a gun was pointed at a pregnant woman’s stomach, authorities said Tuesday.
The robbery happened just before 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 9502 Woodfair Drive.
"Little Santiago," who was born three days ago, was still in the womb when his mother and three sisters were carjacked as they unloaded baby gifts.
According to officials with Houston Crime Stoppers, the woman had just arrived home after Christmas shopping when someone walked up and snatched her keys out of her hands.
"He just tried to pull the keys away and I reacted and i pulled them back," the mother said.
She grabbed the keys back, but then a second person walked up, pointed a gun at her stomach and demanded the keys, officials said.
"The guy took the gun out and pointed it at my stomach and I was pregnant. So I was, like, I just let go of the keys and said take everything just leave us alone," the mother said.
The pair fled with the woman’s car, officials said.
Officials said that the next day the car was involved in a crash in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 9898 Forum Park. Four people were seen on surveillance video running from the scene of the crash and then returning to peer over a fence, officials said.
"I'm very grateful that nothing happened to us. The car, it's material. We can get another car. God is good," the mother said.
The driver of the car was described as a young black male with a small Afro. He was wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt with “love” written on the front and a small white circle on the left sleeve, black denim shorts and black sandals.
One of the passengers was described as a young black male with a large Afro. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a Michael Jordan image on the front, black jeans and black-and-white tennis shoes.
Another passenger was described as a young black male with a small Afro. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white image on the front, blue jeans and gray shoes.
The third passenger was described as a young black male with a large Afro. He was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt with a collar and black pants. Officials said he was the youngest of the group and dropped a red object while running away.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.