Two women arrested following a robbery at a Northwest side Home Depot may be linked to other crimes, possibly as part of a ring, according to San Antonio police.
Officers made the arrests around 8 a.m. Tuesday, after responding to a call about an attempted theft from the store, located near Loop 410 and Summit Parkway.
Capt. Cris Andersen, commander of the police department’s special investigations unit, said they found one woman inside the business and took her into custody.
Andersen said surveillance video shows her attempting to walk out of the business with several power tools that she did not purchase.
He said when store security personnel tried to stop the woman, she put up a fight and threatened to cut them.
"One of the loss prevention guys did not see the weapon, didn't believe she had one,” Andersen said. “A struggle ensued between them. She did, in fact, have a box cutter."
Andersen said the woman nicked the store worker on the finger with the box cutter, but he did not need medical attention.
Officers, meanwhile, went after a second suspect who drove off after they arrived.
They stopped her vehicle about a block or so away from the store, and also arrested the woman who was behind the wheel.
Police said the car had someone else’s license plates on it, and drug paraphernalia was found inside the vehicle.
Andersen said it appears these are the same two women who also pulled off a “grab and run” robbery at Home Depot on Bandera Road near Loop 1604 last week.
He said it’s possibly they’re linked to other crimes, as well, and that they’re part of a ring.
“It hasn't been a prevalent thing for us to have women involved,” Andersen said, referring to previous arrests in connection with this sort of crime. “We understand there may be some males involved in the group. But on this particular occasion, there wasn't one present.”
The two women who were arrested face various charges.
Their names were not released immediately.