A woman's purse was stolen from her vehicle, which was parked and still running at Robert Wilson Elementary. Her nine-month old child was in the car when it happened.
The woman was dropping off a bag at the elementary school. She turned her head for just a moment, but it was just enough time for crooks to search through her car.
"I saw them drive off on Pasadena, and I believe they took a right on Alameda," the mother said. "And I just checked the baby right away because she was in the car."
The mother, who does not want to be identified, described the moments just after the robbery. The thieves made away with her purse.
She told police that she stopped by the school around 1 p.m. to drop off a bag for one of her children in a nearby classroom. She left her car running with her nine-month old baby inside.
The whole incident took less than a minute, and she was only a few feet away from the car; but it was enough time for two suspects, who a witness described as African Americans, to get into their truck and get away with her purse.
Police believe the two may have been casing the school, looking for vulnerable vehicles. In fact, police believe the two actually intended to make off with the car.
"As of now, just the purse was taken," said Sgt. Steve Lara of the Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Department. "I think these guys didn't have enough time to grab anything else, and there was a child in the vehicle, and that may have been possibly what kept them from taking the vehicle."
"I was just terrified," the mother said. "I'm just glad they didn't take the car, because she was in it."
The getaway vehicle was described as a black Toyota Tundra pickup, a newer model with paper license plates. If you have any information that can help police find the two suspects, please call Crimestoppers at 361-888-8477.
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