Wife of West U mayor pro tem attacked and robbed

Yesterday, the wife of West University Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelly was attacked and robbed at their home in the 3700 block of Plumb St.

The crime occurred on National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.

West University Place Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelly

West University Place Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelly

At 8:35 PM, the West University Place Police Department responded to two 911 calls. Mrs. Kelly reported to police that she had driven home from the Apple Store. As she was walking towards her front door, she saw three black men running towards her.

The suspects pushed the victim to the ground, then took her purse and jewelry. The suspects ran eastbound to a dark pick-up truck parked on the north side of the street. They getaway truck then drove east on Plumb St., then turned left onto Edloe St.

Mrs. Kelly suffered minor cuts and scrapes.

The suspects were described as three black males; two were wearing a white tank top shirt.

Mayor Pro Tem Kelly was in Austin attending a Texas Municipal league conference when the attack occurred. He immediately drove home to be with his wife.

WU  Police said Mrs. Kelly was apparently a victim of “jugging.” “Jugging” is when someone follows someone from a bank, cell phone store, mall or any other place that could indicate they are carrying valuables. When they get home, the criminals rob them.

WU police ask that you call 911 whenever you see a vehicle following you and drive straight to the police department at 3800 University Blvd.

George Boehme

George Boehme is the publisher of InstantNewsWestU.com and West University Essentials magazine.

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