Suspect sought in HEB parking lot robbery

Police say this man is suspected of robbing a woman in the parking lot of the HEB store located at 6580 FM 78 on Sunday, July 16th. (Photo: San Antonio Crime Stoppers/San Antonio Police Department)

UPDATE on Thursday, August 10, 2017: Police have arrested Thomas Barrera in connection with the case below.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help with efforts to identify a man accused of robbing a woman in an HEB parking lot.

The robbery happened on Sunday, July 16th outside the HEB store located at 6580 FM 78. Police say the victim had just loaded her groceries and her purse into her vehicle, when a man opened her passenger door and grabbed her purse. When the woman ran after the man to try to get back her purse, the suspect hit her with his vehicle, injuring her.

Investigators say the man later tried to use the victim's credit cards at a nearby gas station.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to an arrest in this case.

If you recognize the man or have any information about this robbery, please immediately contact CRIME STOPPERS at 210-224-STOP (7867). You can also submit a tip online at Crime Stoppers of San Antonio utilizes P3 Tips. Just download P3 in the App Store or Google Play. Reference Case Number: SAPD-17156516.

Calls and Tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous, and information that leads to an arrest of a felony offender might be eligible for a reward. Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash, but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers, and that concern information not previously provided to, or known by law enforcement. Tipsters who identify themselves are not eligible for rewards.

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