Wife's Coworker Robbed @ Gunpoint
Another post of how "it" happens so fast.----------
Girlfriends, before you hear third party wrong information about my recent robbery experience, I want to give you the correct update on my last four days.
Wednesday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. I stopped at the Shell station at the corner of Buffalo Speedway and HW59 after attending a board meeting at KTRK-TV (located at Buffalo Speedway and Bissonnet). Two men (one with gun) suddenly appeared and wanted my purse. One grabbed it from my car and they sped off. The whole incident happened in 10 seconds. The service station did not have surveillance cameras and the young station attendant did not have a working phone. A patron who pulled in to buy gas loaned me his phone to call the police. The officer arrived 1-1/2 hours later and told me I was lucky because a woman had been killed at another Shell station at HW59 near by when her purse and vehicle were both taken. I also had to have the car towed because keyless cars cannot be hotwired. The wrecked driver took me and my car back to The Woodlands in a terrible rain storm since I had remotes to get me into my gate and garage, where I had house keys hidden.
To make life more interesting - I could not get the locksmith until Friday to key the house. Thursday night around 10:30 I turned off the lights in the house and moved to the bedroom. I had already set the security alarm. I heard a noise at the front door and suddenly the alarm went off. It is extremely loud. I locked the bedroom door and put hollow points in my 38 and waited. I couldn't hear anything but the alarm so I slipped out the back bedroom door and gate and went to my neighbors. As I headed back to the house, a black small SUV drove past me going very fast. The alarm had frightened them. Good thing because the sheriff didn't arrive until 25 minutes later. Forgot to mention that my husband is in Spain.
Anyhow. That's my story.
The only advice I can give you is not to purchase gas along the SW Freeway in Houston. Being observant is not good enough to prevent this crime, and the officer said crime in the West University/Bellaire areas has more than doubled this past year. He said I was lucky to be alive and I told him it was not my time. Life is fragile and every good day is a gift.
All this a day after my wife was arguing with me over the fact that I dont like her to stop @ gas stations - I personally fill her tank up when she gets home.