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Robber stole vehicle, then ran over legs of disabled Texas Navy veteran, police say

This is the suspect accused of stealing a pickup of a 69-year-old man on Jan. 15 in Richland Hills and then running over the legs of the victim.
This is the suspect accused of stealing a pickup of a 69-year-old man on Jan. 15 in Richland Hills and then running over the legs of the victim.

Police asked for help Tuesday to identify a man who stole a pickup and then ran over the legs of a disabled Navy veteran.

The 69-year-old veteran suffered a broken leg and other injuries in the Jan. 15 holdup.

Police released surveillance photographs of the suspect Tuesday in hopes that someone would recognize him and contact authorities.

The holdup occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Shell gas station in the 7300 block of Airport Freeway.

The 69-year-old man parked his pickup near the gas station, exited and was approached by an unknown man. The man asked for a cigarette, but then jumped into the driver's seat. Immediately, the suspect realized the victim still had the keys.

The suspect got out of the pickup and started fighting the victim for the keys, police said.

The suspect got the keys and stepped back into the pickup, but the Navy veteran managed to pull him out and continued the fight, police said.

At some point, the suspect managed to get the victim's wallet, got back into the pickup and drove away.

But the victim grabbed and held onto the door and was dragged about 15 to 20 feet before he fell to the ground, police said.

Surveillance video shows the suspect drove the truck over the legs of the victim and fled the scene. The pickup was located a few hours later in another city.

Before the robbery, the suspect was seen in the surveillance video approaching other patrons, possibly asking for cigarettes or money.

Anyone with information should call police at 817-616-3776 or contact the police at kperkins@richlandhills.com.

Fort Worth Police and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.



Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr.



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