Drive-by purse snatchers target the elderly

HOLLY HILL, Florida (WESH) – Two senior citizens were confronted by a gunman in a Holly Hill, Florida Walmart parking lot and told to hand over their purses.

“I just kept my eye on that gun,” victim Taria Houvouras said.

Surveillance video showed the robbery only took six seconds.

“My heart stopped,” Houvouras said.

Investigators said the women were walking into the store when a Chevrolet extended-cab truck pulled up and a man in the passenger seat jumped out and confronted them.

“The next thing I see, he’s pulling his gun out of his pocket and pointing it at me, and he says, ‘I want your purse,'” Houvouras said. “I said, ‘Here. Take it. You know I’m not going to resist you in any way.'” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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