ROCKWALL (CBSDFW.COM) – Frightening moments on December 21 as two men pulled a 77-year-old woman to the ground as they snatched her purse inside a North Texas Walmart grocery store.
Police say it was just after sunset when the suspects entered the front doors of the store and walked up behind the elderly victim.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
As the woman walked in with her shopping cart, and appeared to reach for a disinfecting wipe, one of the men grabbed her purse and pulled her and the basket to the ground as the pair ran away.
After racing from the store in a Ford Focus sedan, the suspects quickly began using the credit cards stolen from the purse at various stores in Garland.READ MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
An alert was put out for the vehicle and a Rockwall police officer spotted it at another Walmart at Broadway Boulevard and Interstate-30. The driver of the car lead police on a short chase, but eventually pulled over and the two people inside were arrested.
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.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
The elderly victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.