Thursday afternoon just after noon, Deputy Trey Weatherford advised dispatch he was chasing an Aggravated Robbery suspect from Donoho’s Jewelry Store where he was working an extra job. Deputy Weatherford then advised he had the suspect arrested in the Sweet Tomatoes parking lot.
Upon further investigation the suspect was identified as Donovan L. Vanderwesthuizen (5/30/89) Katy, Tx. Investigation found the suspect entered Donoho’s and asked a female sales rep to look at a $41,700.00 Breitling men’s watch. Once the suspect had possession of the watch he handed the employee a hand written note telling her he had a gun.
The suspect exited the store and began running towards Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant. Deputy Weatherford who was working off duty security for Donoho’s gave chase through two parking lots before catching the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and found to have a realistic BB gun pistol and the stolen watch in his possession.
Deputy Weatherford is a multi-year/multi gold medal winner in various track and field events at the Texas Police Olympics.