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Car Thieves Pull Gun on Katy Mom, Kids at Mailbox


January 19, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

Three men ordered a Katy woman to hand over her vehicle Saturday morning as she checked her mailbox in Falcon Ranch. The thieves pointed a gun at her while she took her children out of the vehicle.

Mailbox Vehicle Crime

A Katy woman was checking her mail around 10:15 a.m. Saturday when three men approached her with a gun.

"Fortunately, they let her get her kids out of the car," says Major Chad Norvell with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. "She then ran to a neighbor's house."

The crime occurred at the 2500 block of Golden Fork Drive deep in the Falcon Ranch subdivision. Homes on one side of Golden Fork Drive back up to a drainage ditch, with Cinco Ranch High School on the other side. Rylander Elementary is about a mile from the crime scene.

Suspect Description

The suspects were all wearing black hoodies. One was a black male and the other two were either white or Hispanic.

Stay Calm

"If ever in a situation like this, do just as she did," says Norvell. " Stay calm and give them the car. It isn’t worth your life to fight for a car."

The victim's vehicle is a black Dodge Journey and it has yet to be recovered.

Local authorities urge anyone with information about this case to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665.


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