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POLICE: Longview man robs woman at gunpoint

Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - A Longview man was held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail, charged in connection with an April 29 robbery in a Dollar General parking lot.

Michael Fred Houston, 36, was held on bonds totaling $157,500, charged with aggravated robbery.

Police were called at about 9:31 a.m. April 29 to the Dollar Store General parking lot in the 2000 block of Judson Road in reference to a robbery.

According to an arrest warrant, a victim told police that a man opened the front passenger door of her car and grabbed her purse, which was on the front passenger seat.

Police said the suspect told the victim to give him her cellphone and pointed a gun at her. After the victim told him that her phone was in her purse, the suspect drove away, police said.

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