Passer-by catches robber, holds her until police arrive

POSTED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am

KILLEEN -- A passer-by caught a robber on the run in Killeen after a woman was attacked.

It happened at the HEB on North Gray just after 9:30 Wednesday night.

The victim says she was loading her groceries up. That's when 46-year-old Stephanie Fowler approached the woman, offering to help with her groceries.

The woman declined but Fowler did it anyway.

Once the groceries were put away. Fowler grabbed the woman around her neck, threatened her with a sharp object and demanded her purse.

The victim started honking the car horn.

A man saw what was happening and chased down the robber and held her until police arrived.

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