Suspect punches 83-year-old man, steals his car before running over him, Houston police say

Police searching for suspect who punched 83-year-old man, stole his car

HOUSTON — Police in Texas are searching for a suspect accused of attacking an 83-year-old man, taking his car and running over him with the stolen vehicle.

According to KTRK, the incident occurred about 4 p.m. June 28 at a gas station on Beechnut Street in Houston. In a Thursday news release, police said the victim walked out of the Valero and started his Toyota Camry before getting out again to smoke a cigarette.

Moments later, a 20- to 30-year-old Black man approached the victim, punched his face and stole the car, police said. The suspect then struck the victim with the car before fleeing, according to the news release.

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The victim told officers that he didn't know the attacker, who weighs about 180 to 200 pounds and stands 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, KTRK reported. Valero surveillance footage captured hours later showed the suspect back at the store, wearing a red bandanna, black shirt and gray pants, police said.

Three days later, police found the stolen car abandoned on Synott Road, the release said.

Authorities are still trying to find the suspect and encourage anyone with information to call 713-222-8477 or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. A reward of up to $5,000 may be offered in the case.

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