Authorities are asking for the public's help to find the person they say tied a 78-year-old woman to a chair and set her house on fire in Crandall on Oct. 15.
The woman was rescued by a good Samaritan and a Crandall firefighter and is in stable condition, according to the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office said the woman answered her door at about 9:38 a.m. on Oct. 15 to a woman pointing a pistol at her.
The woman with the gun pushed her way into the house, asked for money, tied the 78-year-old to a chair and looked through the house, the sheriff's office said. Before she left the house, the woman who pushed her way inside set a fire in the kitchen, leaving the 78-year-old tied to the chair.
Ultimately, the woman was rescued by the good Samaritan and the firefighter at the home on Farm-to-Market Road 148 in rural Kaufman County, authorities said.
Authorities released a sketch of the suspect Tuesday and described her as heavy set with strawberry hair. She was wearing a black hoodie and gold-rimmed glasses at the time of the incident.
The woman could face charges of attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery and arson causing serious bodily injury, the sheriff's office said.
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Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Investigator J. Weisbruch at 972-932-9735 or Texas Ranger Matlock at 214-861-2370. To submit an anonymous tip, call 877-847-7522.