Woman Attacked And Robbed In Her Driveway In Bryan

Bryan Police are looking for an armed robber after a woman was attacked in her driveway last week.

The 62-year-old woman was hit with a handgun and required stitches for her injuries.

This happened in the 1300 block of Broadmoor Drive in Bryan on December 10th.

But Bryan Police are just now releasing information to the media.

News 3 spoke with residents in the Sul Ross Neighborhood.

It's a scary crime and something we don't expect to hear about here in Bryan in established neighborhoods like this one.

The victim's son told News 3 she was vacuuming her car in the driveway when the man approached her to talk, then began hitting her with a gun.

A violent crime in the middle of the day on busy Broadmoor Drive in Bryan. A 62-year-old woman was attacked in the middle of her driveway and beaten in an aggravated robbery.

"My immediate reaction was shock," said neighbor Lee Roy Johnson.

Johnson and his wife have lived in the neighborhood 28 years.

He's the President of the Sul Ross Neighborhood Association of around 250 homes and began alerting the neighborhood the day of the attack. But some still hadn't heard the news.

"We've not had any problems like this ever since we've been here. It's highly unusual. We don't know what happened in detail but certainly I believe the police department will get to the bottom of it," Johnson said.

News 3 spoke with the son of the victim who asked not be identified or speak on camera. He said his mother was still shaken by what happened and healing up from stitches.

The black man believed to be in his 20's was seen riding a bicycle up and down the street several times before demanding money from the woman and attacking her.

"We believe that this was a crime of opportunity given the fact that he had ridden by the location multiple times to assess the situation and he saw an older female and decided to take opportunity," said Officer Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department.

We asked Bryan Police why they didn't release information sooner.

"The detectives have been working it since the day of the incident and they are to a point where they are asking for citizen help with this situation," McKethan added.

"This is home... We just believe that we don't need to see things like this happening anywhere in this town," said Lee Roy Johnson.

Bryan Police are not releasing what was taken after the attack or what type of gun the suspect had, but they did add the gun was not fired.

The suspect is described as a tall younger black man with a thin to medium build.

He's described as being clean shaven with short hair and possible red highlights.

He's also said to have odd features to his teeth.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

Investigators aren't saying what was stolen or what type of gun he had.

If you have any information contact Bryan Police at (979) 209-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 775-TIPS (8477).

For more information on the neighborhood, events and crime watch efforts, Sul Ross Neighborhood Association President Lee Roy Johnson can be reached at (979) 846-3222 or e-mail at hookemlrj@suddenlink.net

*Noon Update*

Bryan Police are looking for an armed robber after a woman was attacked in her driveway last week.

The 62-year-old woman was pistol whipped and had to receive stitches at the hospital.

This happened in the 1300 block of Broadmoor Drive in Bryan on December 10th, but Bryan Police are just now releasing details.

The woman was stuck several times in the head with a gun.

A very scary situation and something we hardly ever hear about happening in Bryan.

Police tell us the 62-year-old woman was approached by the man in her driveway when she sensed something was wrong.

That's when police say the man demanded money and hit her several times with a firearm.

She suffered a number of cuts and bruises in the attack and had to go get stitches.

The gun was not fired though and the suspect fled on his bicycle down Broadmoor Drive towards Midwest Drive and Carter Creek.

News 3 spoke with the victim's son who said she is recovering now and out of the hospital. He declined an interview request saying his mother was still very shaken by the incident.

The suspect is described as a tall younger black man with a thin to medium build. He's described as being clean shaven and had short hair with possible red highlights. He also had odd features to his teeth.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

Investigators aren't saying what was stolen or what type of gun he had.

If you have any information contact Bryan Police at (979) 209-5300 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (979) 775-TIPS (8477).

Bryan Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery Press Release

On December 10, 2012 at approximately 2:35pm, The Bryan Police Department responded to 1300 block of Broadmoor Dr. for an aggravated robbery. The victim, a 62 year old female, was in her driveway when she was approached by a black male. The suspect demanded money while striking the victim multiple times with a firearm. The victim suffered multiple cuts and bruises during the attack.
The suspect is described as tall younger black male with a thin to medium build. He is described as being clean shaven and had short hair with possible red highlights. The suspect also had something odd about his front teeth (chipped teeth, missing teeth, or raised lip). The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes and fled on a bicycle.

The suspect was seen riding his bicycle on Broadmoor in the area of Barak towards Midwest and Carter Creek. If you have any information about this aggravated robbery, please contact the Bryan Police Department at 979-209-5300 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 979-775-TIPS.

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600, the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345, or the Bryan Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.


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