VIDEO: Woman, her dog dragged by robbers in SUV after purse-snatching in Heights

A screen still from Houston police video showing a woman and her dog being dragged. The incident happened on Sept. 25, 2021. (Houston Police Department, Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – Video released by Houston police shows a woman and her dog being dragged several feet after the woman was robbed in the Houston Heights in September.

The robbery happened on Sept. 25 at 7:19 p.m. in the 900 block of Studewood, police said.

The victim told police she was approached by a man who pointed a gun at her and demanded her purse. The suspect then forcibly grabbed her purse and got into a vehicle.

As the suspects were about to flee, the woman became caught on the passenger door and was dragged for several feet along with her dog. The suspects then pushed her off the vehicle, breaking her arm in the process as she fell to the ground. The suspects then fled the scene.

The suspect is described by police this way: Hispanic male, thin build, black pants, and multicolored jacket. The vehicle description is a red, four-door Chevrolet HHR.

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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.