Late Thursday afternoon an elderly female exited the Walmart store at SH 242 and Interstate 45 with her basket of groceries. As she opened her trunk to load those groceries she was approached by two males who attempted to steal her purse. According to witnesses the woman fought back using a gallon jug of water. The males knocked her to the ground and fled the scene.
A good Samaritan who also witnessed the incident followed the suspects in their white SUV until law enforcement officers were able to apprehend them on I45 in Conroe.
The female suffered facial injuries.
Additional details are pending.