Approximately 10:45 Sunday evening a family had come to Conroe from Ohio for a funeral. As they went to their hotel they became lost and stopped at a convenience store on SH 242 just west of I-45. While there they inquired with a male who was leaving another business in the parking lot for directions. The male was accompanied by a female which appeared to be carrying a baby. The male offered the travelers to follow him to the hotel in the area of St. Lukes in lieu of giving directions. The couple followed the male. After arriving at their hotel, the travelers were about to give him some money for his trouble. That is when the male snatched the purse from the traveler and fled. If anyone can identify either person in the photos, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
It is believed that it was a setup and there was no child in the woman’s arms.