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Deputies catch Mall Hit and Run suspect, Purse thief exposed

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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a hit and run accident at The Woodlands Mall, located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. Deputies located the suspect vehicle on the Mall Ring Road and made a traffic stop. During the investigation, Deputies searched the vehicle and found 15 Michael Kors purses in the back of the suspect vehicle. The bags still had tags on them. Deputies also found a pair a wire cutters in one of the purses.

Deputies reviewed video of Macy’s Department Store which showed the suspect and two other accomplices stealing the purses. The purses were returned to Macy’s. The driver identified as Maria Rangel 06/16/1991 H/F was arrested for FSGI as a result of the hit and run accident as well as felony possession of stolen property for the $4,700.00 worth of purses. 

The other two accomplices have been identified and warrants will be filed for their arrest. 


Source: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office