Arlington, Texas — The Arlington Police Department is urging the public to come forward with any information after a 56-year-old woman was run over and killed during an attempted robbery on Friday morning. The victim, whose family owns the Pho Son Nam Vietnamese Restaurant, had stopped at a bank before coming to work. Police believe the suspect followed her to the restaurant, initiating a physical struggle in the parking lot.
The woman fell to the ground during the struggle and was hit by the suspect’s car as he attempted to flee. She tragically passed away shortly after the incident. The victim’s identity will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office after notifying her next of kin.
The Arlington Police Department is appealing to any witnesses from the scene to step forward with more information, as they review surveillance footage from the area. There have been no arrests made in the case, and the suspect’s description and vehicle are not clear.
Jeannettea Flores, a customer at the restaurant, expressed shock and horror at the senseless violence, and called for justice for the victim. The entire community has been deeply affected by this tragic event, coming together to honor the memory of the victim. The Pho Son Nam Vietnamese Restaurant shared their grief on their Facebook page, describing the victim as a caring and wonderful woman.
Rasheed Ochenika, an employee at a nearby business, expressed surprise and fear over the incident, emphasizing the concern for safety in the area, especially during the busy daytime hours. The Arlington Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers. The department is counting on the public’s assistance to bring the perpetrators to justice and provide closure for the victim’s family and the community.