Austin police released new images of a group of robbers who they say nearly killed a woman and injured another.
The robberies happened within an hour of each other on November 2. The most brutal of the two happened here outside the Four Seasons.
The first suspect is a black female. The second is a black man in his 20s. During the robberies he was wearing a red satin baseball jacket. There is a third black male suspect. No sketch is available for him.
Officers say the three first approached a woman at the corner of 8th and West Avenue at 2 a.m. on November 2. She says the suspects threw her down and took her purse. She had minor injuries.
"He snatched my phone. She snatched my bag. They pulled me in both directions. I was down on the ground and then I let go of the bag cause I saw a third person get out of the back seat," robbery victim, Kristen said.
Forty minutes later at the corner of Cesar Chavez and San Jacinto, a North Texas couple in town for a UT reunion, walked back to the Four Seasons.
The woman says when she was 50 feet from the door of the hotel a man jumped out and grabbed her purse. She says he then punched her in the neck. She was knocked unconscious. The medical outcome has been devastating for her family. The mother of two is now home-bound due to the constant risk that she may have a fatal stroke.
"She's at a huge risk for bleeding to death because her blood can't clot because some thug came out and decided he wanted $40 dollars out of her wallet and he punched her and she nearly died. She survived that. Now she's got to sit at home and pray every day she doesn't have a stroke," the victim's husband told FOX 7.
Police provided this description of the vehicle the suspects were in. It's a dark colored, possibly maroon SUV with gold or tan bumpers and side paneling. The make was either a Kia or Hyundai. It had Texas license plates with the number of B04 or Bl4 M907.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the robbery tipline at 512-974-5092.