Well, this is embarrassing: An FBI agent has had her government-issued Glock and her purse stolen from her car while she was at a gas station.
The incident happened about 10:30 yesterday morning near the intersection of Beechnut and the West Tollway, and resulted in, we're guessing, an unwelcome phone call to superiors.
Superiors who might have reminded the agent that it's not a great idea to leave a pistol, much less a purse, hanging out where robbers could get at it. The robbers also got the agent's government ID.
The FBI said the agent was "conducting business," which could mean anything from busting an international drug ring to getting some frosted donuts and coffee, at the gas station.
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"One man entered the vehicle, while a second remained inside a getaway car," an agency spokesperson says. "The men were described as two black males driving a white Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), possibly a Suburban."
It's bad news for the agent, but potential good news for anyone with inside info:
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of these individuals. If you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.