Police: Woman robbed in driveway

3 armed men got away with victim's purse, husband fires gun

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HOUSTON - Tanglewood residents are on alert after learning that one of their neighbors was robbed in her driveway.

Police said an aggravated robbery occurred in the 5400 block of Holly Springs around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

It happened as a woman drove to her gated driveway and then opened her garage door, authorities said. As she began to step out of her vehicle, she was met by three black males wearing ski masks, police said. According to authorities, they approached her from behind and demanded her purse. Police said one of the suspects had a gun, so the woman handed over her purse. As one suspect was emptying her purse, the two other suspects asked if anyone else was in the house and whether or not they had any money, investigators said.

The woman's husband said he heard his wife scream and grabbed his pistol.

"I got the flashlight, got my pistol and went downstairs. I shot at him once, I didn't hit anybody, but it scared them and they took off," said the victim's husband.

No one was injured.

A patrol escort service is available for all Tanglewood residents who want extra safety. If you are arriving home and would like an officer to meet you at your residence, contact the Tanglewood Patrol approximately 10 minutes before your arrival.  The patrol officer will meet you at your residence and ensure that you get back into your home safely.  
Residents are encouraged to save the Tanglewood Patrol cell phone number in their home and cell phones. The number is (713) 628-9191.

In the case of an emergency, first call Tanglewood Patrol if possible. Next, dial 911, quickly state your emergency, and leave the line open so the operator can hear what is happening.

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