HOUSTON (FOX 26) - West University police say a woman was robbed on Tuesday night on Plumb Street. Neighbors say that woman is the wife of West University Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelly.
According to Kelly's biography, he and his wife, Linda, have lived in West University Place for 40 years.
Neighbors say they are shocked that this could happen in a place they deem to generally be safe.
According to police, Linda was getting out of her car and walking towards her home after returning from a shopping trip. Police say that's when three men approached her.
"They ran up and knocked her to the ground and took her property, took her watch off her wrist," said West University police detective Sergeant Phil Clark.
"I think this poor lady I wonder what kind of lasting effect that's going to have on her, that's the bad thing, you don't get over it, maybe never," said one neighbor.
"You just need to always be on the watch, people follow people home and you need to be alert and not on your cell phone and pay attention cause this could happen anywhere at anytime," said another neighbor.