Onalaska Police Sergeant Lee Parrish investigates the burned vehicle believed to be used by the violent twosome.
Violent Duo on Run Last Seen in Onalaska, ONALASKA, February 16, 2009 - Shortly before 12 noon on February 16, 2009 a double act consisting of what's being described as a white male and a Hispanic male unsuccessfully attempted a purse snatching in the parking lot of the Brookshire Bros. grocery store in Onalaska. Less than 30 minutes later a vehicle fire was reported on a small private road just off of Hodgebottom Road less than 2 miles from where the attempted purse snatching occurred. The Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire along with the Onalaska Police Department. The vehicle was a white 1994 Chevy truck extended cab that was reported stolen from Walker County in the vicinity of Huntsville. According to Onalaska Police Chief, Ron Gilbert, the truck is believed to be that of the purse snatchers. According to law enforcement, the violent twosome is also suspected of kick in home invasions in neighboring Trinity County. Shortly after the vehicle fire was reported a perimeter was set up in the area in the vicinity around the truck in an effort to catch the brutal pair. Policemen from Onalaska, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Game Wardens and blood hounds from Texas Department of Corrections all assembled and coordinated to catch the conspirators. After extensive search with dogs and manpower on foot, the men were not located and are believed to still be on the run.
Onalaska Police Chief Ron Gilbert confers with Polk County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Perry Alexander (in patrol car).
Polk County Sheriff's Detective Christy Allen Initiates an Investigation.
Detective Christy Allen and Sergeant Perry Alexander
Detective Christy Allen gathers forensic evidence at the scene of the abandoned truck.
Bloodhounds were brought in from the Texas Department of Corrections in an effort to find the perpetrators.
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