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HOUSTON, Dec 15, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- In what may be the first such incident in their city, Houston police say a pair of women tried to rob a man at gunpoint after one of them flashed him.

The two are now suspects in other recent robberies and car thefts, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Police say the pair, after the robbery attempt, may have later chatted with another man at a nearby convenience store before driving away in his car.

In the latest robbery attempt, police say the two women threatened and tried to rob the 55-year-old man as he leaving for work. The man said one of them then flashed him and smashed a window of his pickup with a hammer as he was getting in. When the man got out of the car, another woman stepped out of a small car, holding a semiautomatic weapon. The man ran away from the women and they did not try to steal his car, police said.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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