Kyle Police investigate attempted robbery

Authorities continue to investigate an incident where a woman escaped from a robbery attempt late Friday while walking in an east Kyle subdivision.

According to a press release, the incident occurred July 26 at 9:20 p.m. near Brandi Circle and Brian Lane in the Steeplechase subdivision.

The victim, a woman in her early 20s, was walking on a sidewalk in the subdivision when she was followed by at least two men in a vehicle.

According to the release, the victim told authorities the vehicle stopped alongside her and a man she did not know attempted to grab belongings located around her waist. Kyle Chief of Police Jeff Barnett said the victim was able to break free and flee to a nearby house to call for help. The vehicle fled the scene soon after, according to Kyle officials.

“The victim told homeowners that a dark-colored passenger vehicle pulled alongside her while she was walking on the sidewalk,” Barnett said. “She further reported to officers that there were at least two males in the vehicle and that one male got out of the vehicle and approached her.

Investigators canvassed the neighborhood but were not able to find the individuals in question or the vehicle.

Barnett said the department has not had many reports of a suspect attempting to physically grab someone in a residential neighborhood. More common are people reporting suspicious activity or behavior, but nothing “in the area of people making direct physical contact.”

Police ask anyone who might have security footage in the area, or saw or heard anything during that time frame, to call Kyle Police at 512-268-3232.

The department is advising individuals to be aware of their surroundings, especially when walking alone.

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