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Arlington woman robbed at knife point; police say family likely targeted

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An Arlington woman was robbed at knife point Tuesday in her own garage.

Cyndi Rains believes the person was waiting for her about 7:30pm when she got home from work.

"I was busy…so he must have been standing at the back watching me. And right when I opened my door he appeared," said Rains.

She says he looked like he was in costume, wearing all black with a ski mask covering his face.

Rains said at first she thought it was her husband playing a joke on her.

"I turned my head, like who is that. And then I realized I did not know who that was. I freaked out."

It was no joke and, she says, the man had a weapon.

"He pulled his mask up, he raised the knife up, and he grabbed my purse and I tried to grab it back.  Then I started kicking him," said Rains.

Her husband, Clint, and her daughter were in the living room when they heard the scream.

"It was bone chilling that something could happen here to my wife in her own home," said Clint Rains.

The couple tried to chase down the robber, but he got away. Arlington police say they have an idea who the attacker might be.

In October, police arrested Cyndi Rains' niece for burglarizing their home. An Arlington Police spokesman says investigators believe the two crimes could be linked and they do not believe the robbery was random.

Police say the suspect is described as an Hispanic male with a mustache, approximately 5'2'' to 5'5'' with an average build.

They say the South Police District will have high-visibility patrols in the area.

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