- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Texas police are looking for a man in a cowboy hat who they say stole 15 purses and eluded authorities after a chase down the interstate.

The Galveston Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1paaAgQ ) the theft occurred Wednesday at a Palais Royal store. Sgt. Joshua Schirard says a man in a plaid shirt told employees he was armed with a gun. He says the man didn’t show a weapon, but collected the purses and fled.

Schirard says a man matching the description was spotted driving a blue Ford Fusion shortly thereafter. He says the man led authorities on a high-speed chase and escaped the island on Interstate 45.

Police lost sight of the vehicle when it exited near Dickinson.


Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, https://www.galvnews.com

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