Lufkin Robbery Arrest

Kevin Lee Wilmore
Kevin Lee Wilmore

by Mystic Matthews

Lufkin police have arrested a man who committed his crime in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Kevin Lee Wilmore, 29, is charged with robbery after a woman reported that he grabbed her by her hair, drug her to the floor, kicked her and stole her purse.

The assault happened Monday afternoon at a store in the 700 block of South Timberland Drive.

An LPD detective was driving by when Wilmore tried to flee with the purse in hand. The officer was able to apprehend him on the scene. The victim reported bruising and pain from the attack, but her purse was recovered.