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Two Women Attacked in West U

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From the West University Place Police Department:

On December 3, 2023 at 8:33 A.M. Officers with the West University Place Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 2700 block of Barbara Ln. in regards to a Burglary of a Habitation that had just occurred.

The female, elderly resident reported observing an unknown male walking up her driveway and made contact with him to inquire about his needs. The male then quickly forced his way into the home through the door the resident was at, overpowering her. The resident and suspect engaged in a minor altercation inside the home before the suspect left on foot. Fortunately, the resident was not injured in this incident.

Shortly after, the West University Place Police Department received another call regarding the same suspect in the 6400 block of Wakeforest St. It was discovered that the same suspect approached another elderly female from behind, grabbed her and forcibly struck her against a parked vehicle. The suspect then attempted to check the contents of the victim's pocket before being startled and fleeing on foot. The second victim suffered minor injuries.

Responding officers quickly arrived, saturated the area and located the suspect nearby. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and was discovered to be in possession of a handgun, despite being only 18 years old. After conferring with the Harris County District Attorney's Office, the suspect, identified as Nathan Britton, was charged with Burglary of a Habitation, Injury to Elderly and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Mr. Britton does not have any adult criminal history.


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