2 Arrested After Stealing Woman's Purse, Knocking Her to Ground

The robbery happened around 6:15 p.m. at a Walmart in the 800 block of W. Rusk Street in Rockwall

Rockwall Police Department

Officers arrested two men Saturday after they stole a woman's purse and knocked her to the ground at a Walmart in Rockwall, police say.

The robbery happened about 6 p.m. Saturday at a Walmart in the 800 block of W. Rusk Street, Rockwall police wrote in a Facebook post.

David E. Heffner, 34, and Jessie James Caston Jr, 29, both of Garland were charged with aggravated robbery from an elderly person, police said.

Police posted surveillance video of two men walking into the story behind a woman pushing a shopping cart. One of the men grabs the woman's purse out of her shopping cart and turns to run, knocking the woman down in the process.

The 77-year-old woman was treated at an area hospital for injuries from the fall.

David E. Heffner, left, and Jessie James Caston Jr were arrested and charged in connection with a purse snatching Saturday at a Rockwall Walmart, police say.

Police said they received information that the men used the woman's credit cards at various stores near Broadway Boulevard in Garland.

When an officer attempted to pull the men over, they briefly fled before pulling over, police said.

Police said Heffner and Caston were arrested without incident. They were being held at the Rockwall County Detention Center.

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