Man Steals Purse From Woman As She Pumps Fuel

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015: 18:59
Location: 1303 Third Street
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1507230125

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a Burglary case in which a man stole a purse from the front seat of a car while a 73-year-old woman pumped fuel in the car at a convenience store located at 1303 Third Street on July 23rd.

A 73-year-old woman stopped to buy fuel at about 7pm on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015. While the woman stood on the driver’s side of the vehicle to put fuel into her white, 2015 Lexus, a man walked up to the vehicle on the passenger side, opened the front passenger side door, and took the woman’s purse from inside the vehicle. The man then closed the door, walked in front of the vehicle past the woman to a dark-colored vehicle parked on the other side of the fuel pump. The man placed the purse in the dark-colored vehicle, got into the drivers seat, and drove away. The woman finished pumping fuel, entered her vehicle and discovered the purse gone.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives assigned to the Auto Theft Task Force obtained video of the actual crime in progress and have made the video available for the public to view to ask for help to identify the suspect.

Detectives have obtained an image of a man and woman who are not suspects in this crime, but Detectives believe the man and woman may have information valuable to this case, so Detectives would like to speak to the man and woman.


Anyone who can identify this thief who stole the purse from the 73-year-old woman, or anyone who has any additional information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.