Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 31, 2013

Police seek armed robber

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — An armed man who tried to rob an employee outside the offices of Angels at Home, a home-health care company in the 600 block of Second Avenue near downtown Corsicana is being sought by police Wednesday afternoon.

As of 4:15 p.m., they hadn’t found him, according to Police Chief Randy Bratton.

“We had several units in the area within a couple of minutes but no sign of him,” Bratton said.

The man was described by witnesses as a young black man riding a red bicycle. He wore a black T-shirt and had on a black cap. He was carrying a shotgun with a coat over it.

The incident took place right around lunch, when one of the employees of the home health care business was coming back to work.

“When she got out of the car he pulled up to her and had a gun,” explained Rose Rash, one of the owners of the company. “It was a shotgun with a coat over it. He pulled the coat back about three inches so she could see it and said ‘give me your purse.’”

The employee pointed to the building, which was a former private home, and told him: “There’s a policeman in the house,” and the man rode off on his bike, Rash said. The employee went inside and police were called.

“The police got here within five minutes,” Rash said. “Officer (James) Hudson took good care of my employee.”

The 53-year-old victim was being pampered by her co-workers late Wednesday afternoon, Rash said.

“She’s doing fine. We’re just so thankful nobody got hurt,” she said.