Great-grandmother Overcomes Carjacker in Harris County Store Attack, Suspect Arrested

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man has been apprehended by Harris County sheriff’s deputies for allegedly attacking an 83-year-old great-grandmother during a carjacking incident in the Aldine area. The arrest took place late Monday night, just days after the violent ordeal unfolded outside the La Michoacana on Aldine Mail Route, where the woman was assaulted, injured, and robbed last Thursday.

The victim, identified as 83-year-old Lydia Sanchez, had just left the grocery store when she was forcibly removed from her vehicle, physically assaulted, and robbed by the suspect. Despite her efforts to fight back – biting her aggressor during the incident – the suspect managed to drive off in her car, leaving behind her purse containing a substantial amount of cash. Sanchez suffered several injuries, including a swollen knee, split lip, and aching ribs.

Following the carjacking, surveillance footage captured the suspect driving the stolen vehicle before abandoning it in a restaurant parking lot. Law enforcement officials were able to track the suspect to a hotel room at Americas Best Value Inn off FM-1960 Road West, where he was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect, whose name and mugshot have not been released by HCSO, is facing several charges in connection to the carjacking incident, including aggravated robbery, felony burglary, and family assault. According to Lt. Robert Schields, the authorities made significant efforts to locate and apprehend the suspect swiftly to prevent him from causing harm to other residents of Harris County.

As the investigation continues, updates on the case can be found on social media platforms. Investigators urge the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to local law enforcement. The swift apprehension of the suspect highlights the dedication of law enforcement in ensuring the safety and security of residents in the Harris County area.