A woman fought a man who snatched her purse in a Connecticut grocery store parking lot Saturday afternoon, and then she was dragged from the stolen getaway car amid the struggle and was injured — but she ultimately took back her property.
What are the details?
The woman reported that while placing groceries into her vehicle parked outside the Stop & Shop on North Colony Road in Wallingford, a silver, four-door BMW stopped about one car length past her, WVIT-TV reported.
The male passenger in the BMW reportedly exited the vehicle and snatched the woman's purse from her shopping cart, the station said, adding that he then ran back to the BMW.
But surveillance video shows the woman running after the purse snatcher.
In fact, police told WVIT that while the suspect was reentering the BMW, the woman had caught up to him, reached into the vehicle, and grabbed her purse.
Police added to the station that the BMW driver then began to accelerate forward, and the woman — still holding on to her purse — was dragged in the process. She suffered minor injuries, WVIT said.
The station, citing police, said the driver stopped the BMW after a short distance, the male passenger pushed the woman away from the vehicle, and the victim still managed to retrieve her purse.
She added that she took cover between other vehicles as she observed the BMW circle the parking lot and then depart toward North Main Street, WVIT reported.
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The station said the vehicle the suspects used was stolen out of North Haven about an hour and a half before the attempted purse snatching. It was identified as a 2014 BMW X6 with a Connecticut license plate AH38573, the station added.
Police described the male passenger from the BMW as being in his early 20s, standing about 6 feet tall with a thin build and wearing gray shorts, a black jacket, and a blue du-rag, WVIT reported. Police don't have a description of the BMW driver except that he's a male, the station said.
Both suspects remain at large, WVIT reported, adding that anyone with information is asked to contact the Wallingford Police Department Patrol Division at 203-294-2800 or at www.police.wallingfordct.gov.
Police also urged citizens to use caution when shopping at local stores and getting gas, WFSB-TV reported.
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