A 72-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were pistol whipped and robbed by two men outside a Galveston grocery store Monday evening, police said.

The attack happened outside the Kroger at 5730 Seawall Blvd. at about 9:45 p.m.

The victims told police they were approached by two men, both of whom were armed. The armed men hit the man and the woman with a handgun, took some personal items and then fled in a white car, police said.

One of the men was described as wearing all black and had face tattoos. The other was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and also had face tattoos. The car might have been a Honda. It was last seen driving north on 57th Street.

The victims were taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

No arrests had been made.

Police asked anyone with information about the robbery to call investigators at at 409-765-3770 or Galveston County Crime Stoppers at 409-763-8477.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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(6) comments

Don Schlessinger

Reason to carry.

Lizzie Tish


Susan Smith



Bill Sterchi

Sad, truly sad. Of course, there must not be video surveillance of the parking areas at Kroger's. Further, they only have the one set of doors as entry and egress points.

You would think that would help - nope. The police do a great job, but it's always after-the-fact. Always carry folks, ALWAYS. Criminals seek out the people they think are weak.

Doug Sivyer

They actually have two point of entry

David Hardee

Tattoos on face is quite uncommon (except gang or prison related. And would be a detriment to identification if it were a removable stencil. A encounter with two victims would seemingly produce a few more descriptive features like size-height-build, color, direction and method of escape - walked or ran, and the car seen surely had a color. The more details will produce more probability of Public assistance.

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