One of the victims is 76-years-old. She was pushed violently while the thief made a grab for her purse.
Another victim in her 60s was left bruised and bloody when a man snatched her purse and sped off in his car, knocking her to the ground.
Timothy Franklin's un-doing, though, came quickly when he ran out of gas and asked a Dallas police officer for a push to the gas station.
Later, the officer recognized a police description of the car and tracked Franklin down.