Man Charged For Allegedly Stealing Woman's Purse, Dragging Her


UPDATED: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:50 AM

A man accused of assaulting a woman in a grocery store parking lot faces multiple charges.

According to Whitehall police, Bertie B. Burley tried to steal the purse of a woman while she was placing groceries in her vehicle, which was parked at the Kroger, located at 3675 E. Broad St.

The woman resisted the theft, and Burley allegedly beat her as he tried to flee to a nearby car.

Watch the robbery.

The alleged victim tried to grab her purse as he fled, and she was dragged by the moving vehicle.

10TV News aired the video of the dragging, and police said that media coverage led to the identification of Burley as the suspect.

Burley is charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

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