Botched robbery remains unsolved, victim in critical condition

A Huntsville resident is in critical condition after being struck by a van at the McDonalds located on 11th street.

The suspects were attempting to force entry in the victim’s minivan in the parking lot, according to Huntsville Police Department Lieutenant Curt Landrum.

HPD responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, after a call made indicated an automobile-pedestrian accident had occurred.

The minivan’s owner saw the suspects trying to force their way into the car and tried to stop them, police said.

The suspects then entered a gray van and struck the victim as they fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown, however, the victim is listed in critical condition, police said.

The victim was transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston via LifeFlight Helicopter.

HPD is asking for help from the community in solving this crime.

“We are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact HPD or Crimestoppers,” Landrum said.

“We have received some witness statements, but we are hoping to generate more information.”

Due to the injuries the victim received, the offense has been enhanced to an aggravated robbery, which is a first degree felony and is punishable by five to 99 years, or life in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.

Police ask that individuals with information about the crime call the police department at 936-291- 5480.

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