Two women who allegedly used a taser on a 71-year-old woman in a Burleson parking lot and stole her purse have been arrested. Meanwhile, a man who is accused of helping them with the November 27 robbery was also taken into police custody.
Police announced the arrests on Facebook on Friday and revealed that the elderly woman had her five-year-old grandchild with her when the attack occurred.
Fort Worth residents Nakayla Wright and Traci Cahill were arrested on Thursday, while Jason Simmons, of Arlington, was arrested on Friday. They all face charges of aggravated robbery and credit card/debit card abuse of the elderly.
Tarrant County inmate records show Wright is being held on a $60,000 bond while Cahill is being held on a $50,000 bond. It’s not clear what Simmons’ bond has been set at.
Police said the elderly victim was exiting her car in the parking lot of a Ross store around 9:45 a.m. when two women approached her. Wright allegedly shocked the victim with a stun gun and took her purse.
Police reported that Wright and Cahill then fled in a vehicle that was parked nearby. Investigations revealed that the victim’s credit cards were used later that day at two retail shops in Arlington and Mansfield.
When officers reviewed the shops’ security footage, they noticed a third person in the SUV during the robbery. All three suspects entered the shops.
Security photos of the suspects were posted to the police department’s Facebook page.
Officers used the opportunity to warn people to be careful while in parking lots and to avoid lingering in their cars.
They also said they had increased patrols in key shopping areas including Burleson during the Christmas period.
If you’ve been accused of robbery or another crime, reach to a Houston criminal defense lawyer.