Convicted robber charged in purse snatching of 76-year-old woman in NW Houston grocery store parking lot, docs show

Everett Morris, 27, has been charged with aggravated robbery of a person over 65 or disabled. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man who’s been convicted of aggravated robbery is now being charged in the robbery of a 76-year-old woman at a northwest Houston grocery store, according to court records.

Everett Morris, 27, has been charged with aggravated robbery of a person over 65 or disabled.

The incident was reported on Dec. 1 at a Kroger’s parking lot, located in the 1300 block of West 43rd Street.

According to court documents, as the woman was unloading groceries into her vehicle, the suspect jumped out of the passenger seat of a grey sedan with a black top, black hood and black front quarter panel. He then grabbed the woman’s purse from her shoulders, which caused her to fall to the ground.

Documents show the suspect fled with the woman’s purse, which contained her cellphone, wallet and identification card. When the woman notified her bank, they told her two purchases were successfully made at two separate locations. Police were able to track and recover her cellphone near the intersection of Pinemont and North Shepherd.

Several hours after the robbery, an HPD officer spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and a man and woman passenger were detained. As the vehicle was searched, officers also found a handgun inside the sedan, which the suspect admitted that he owned.

Due to vehicle’s distinctive color, it matched the suspect’s vehicle seen on surveillance outside of the Kroger’s parking lot, records show.

Morris also has an open felony case and was previously convicted of aggravated robbery on June 4, 2013.

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