On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 11:20 AM, Deputies with the Montgomery County
Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were dispatched a suspicious person call in the 1100 block of
Lake Woodlands Drive, in The Woodlands, Texas. Reportedly, a male was witnessed behind a
business along a wooded area, searching through a purse, placing some of the items from the
purse into his pockets, and then discarding the purse in the wooded area. The male was then
witnessed returning into the business. The witness was able to provide an accurate description of the suspicious male and his last known location.
Units converged on the area and were able to locate the suspicious person inside the business.
After an investigation, it was discovered that the suspicious male had taken the purse of a female in another business near the dispatched location. It was discovered that when the female had placed her purse down unattended, the male suspect took the purse and left the location.
Items that were discovered on the suspect were identified as coming from the purse.
The male suspect was placed under arrest for felony theft. It was then discovered that the male
suspect had several credit cards belonging to several other individuals. Investigations in
reference to possession of these credit cards is currently ongoing. The male suspect was
additionally discovered to have several local active warrants for his arrest.
Robert Thomas Starke (date of birth 04/26/1963)