Woman Dragged By Purse-Snatcher


UPDATED: Tuesday April 23, 2013 5:58 PM

A trip to a grocery store turned into an all-out battle for a local woman.

A purse snatcher ended up dragging her as she hung on to her purse and for her life.

Surveillance video captured a man grabbing a woman's purse in the Kroger parking lot on east Broad Street.

"Well, my hand hurts and my leg hurts a little bit, but I'm mostly shook up or whatever," said the woman in a 911 call.

Surveillance video caught the situation that she described to an emergency dispatcher.

"I was getting in my car. I put groceries in my passenger's side and went to get in the driver's side, and he ran up behind me, and he was like, 'Give me your purse,'" the woman said.

A man in an old gold Buick LeSabre took off with the woman and her purse.

Whitehall police said that the man also punched her in the head several times.

Witnesses were able to help the woman after the incident.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective Jon Earl at 614-545-9697.

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