Authorities: Trinity woman tricks man into opening safe before robbing him

Tammy Hunt (Source: Trinity Police)
Tammy Hunt (Source: Trinity Police)

TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Trinity woman accused of robbing a man at gunpoint at his house on Wednesday.

Tammy Dee Hunt, 40, is charged with first-degree aggravated robbery.

"I knew the girl," Murphy said.

According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the home in the Trinity Cove subdivision at 11:22 a.m. after a neighbor said a man called her and told her to call 911 before hanging up.

When deputies arrived, Hunt had already left.

The man told deputies that Hunt, who he knew, knocked on the door and explained she had hitchhiked to his house and wanted to borrow a jacket.

"I said sure Tammy I've got one," said Murphy.

The man let her in and gave her a jacket then offered her some coffee.

She also allegedly asked him for hydrocodone.

He said Hunt showed him a bracelet she had and asked if he could store it. He obliged and went to unlock a safe. He said when he unlocked it, he turned around and Hunt was pointing a pistol at him.

"They were going to kill me," said Murphy.

"I said Tammy you do not have to do this. You do not have to do this."

"Tammy said she was desperate,"said Murphy.

He said Hunt made him give her jewelry, silver coins and cash out of the safe. But when another man came to the door, the man ran out a side door and got away.

Deputies were able to arrest Hunt at a Trinity motel at 12:40 p.m. Thursday.

The stolen items have not yet been recovered and an investigation is ongoing into the man who arrived at the house.

He says he's wary after the incident, but he says he cant change his caring heart.

"I can't turn away someone hungry or in need. I just can't do it," said Murphy.

Hunt is held on a $100,000 bond.

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