Police: Woman, 77, falls to ground after thieves snatch her purse in Walmart

Police: Woman, 77, falls to ground after thieves snatch her purse in Walmart
The suspects, 34-year-old David Heffner and 29-year-old Jessie James Caston Jr., have both been charged with aggravated robbery from an elderly person and are being held at the Rockwall County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. (Source: Rockwall Police Department/CNN)

ROCKWALL, Texas (Gray News) - A 77-year-old woman is out of the hospital after being the victim of a crime at a Texas Walmart over the weekend.

The Rockwall Police Department arrested 34-year-old David Heffner and 29-year-old Jessie James Caston Jr. for aggravated robbery from an elderly person, KTVT reported.

Surveillance footage shows two suspects enter the store shortly after the victim and yank her purse. The snatch was so violent, it left the woman and her shopping cart on the ground.

*Update* Officers from the Rockwall Police Department received information that the suspects were using the victim's credit cards near Broadway in Garland. RPD officers responded to that area to see if they could locate the suspects. A member of the RPD K9 unit spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on them. The vehicle fled from the officer and a short pursuit ensued. The suspects ultimately pulled over and were taken into custody without incident. Excellent police work! CAPTURED!! Thank you everyone! 🚨 Robbery Alert 🚨 Approximately 30 minutes ago, a robbery occurred at the Neighborhood Walmart, 850 W Rusk. The Rockwall Police Department is seeking any information regarding these two suspects in the video. They are believed to have left the scene in a gray Ford Escort/Fusion. Please contact 972-771-7724 with any information that you may have. If we obtain more information we will share it.

Posted by Rockwall Police Department on Saturday, December 21, 2019

They left the lot in a Ford Focus.

Investigators learned the suspects almost immediately began making purchases at nearby stores with the victim’s stolen credit cards. Police hurried to the stores in hopes of spotting their car.

One officer did and tried to pull the suspects over. After a short chase, they were taken into custody without incident.

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