The Houston Police Department said it is searching for a man who was seen in a video assaulting and robbing a mother while her son stood nearby.
The video, released by the police department’s robbery division, shows a black male running up to a woman before punching her in the face, causing her to fall to the ground. She was in a parking lot.
The suspect then continues to attack the woman while she is on the ground.
According to a statement from police, two suspects were seen pulling up to an apartment complex on 7000 Renwick Drive as the mother and young child were unloading groceries. A black male is then seen exiting the passenger side of a white 4-door Nissan before the assault took place.
“Pay close attention to this suspect vehicle. It’s missing both rear hubcaps. Has paper plates. Has minor front passenger side fender damage. Small dent near the back right passenger door. The front left tire and front right tire are two different styles. This suspect vehicle does not have any stickers on the windshield,” said police.
A video of the incident can be seen below (Warning: graphic):
Mother is robbed and assaulted while young son watches. Suspects flee with purse. Please share, we need your help in identifying these suspects.
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— Houston Police Robbery (@hpdrobbery) June 30, 2020
Officials said the robbery occurred on 7000 Renwick Drive.
Anyone with information about the assault can contact the police department at 713-222-TIPS (8477).