Thief steals purse, hits victim with car

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Police are looking today for a man who stole a woman’s purse then hit her with his car while trying to flee Thursday night.

The 45-year-old victim said she was in the checkout line at the Asian Choice Food Market on Shartom Drive when she noticed the man beside her “eyed” her cash while she was paying for produce, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said.

As she left the store, the man ran toward her and snatched her purse then fled to a nearby car, the report said. She gave chase, only to be hit by the suspect’s vehicle as he sped away.

The victim suffered some minor bruising and cuts, the report said. She was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital to be checked.

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FallingLeaves 06/05/09 - 12:55 pm
Trust your instincts! When

Trust your instincts! When she saw him eye her purse, she should have asked for an escort to her car or waited for him to leave the area before leaving the store.

Rose 06/05/09 - 02:00 pm
This is why I stopped

This is why I stopped carrying Rambo in my purse when I am alone. Rambo is my pet ball-python.

mad_max 06/05/09 - 02:37 pm
Description please...or

Description please...or should we just insert the standard. Hopefully his next victim will have her other hand in her pocket with a gun. See RC deputies training film on how to stop a perp in a car.

Martinez 06/05/09 - 09:35 pm
I was in the plaza when this

I was in the plaza when this happened. Even though the article says Thursday night, it was around 6pm - completely light out with lots of people around. I thought the woman was older but none the less she is a very small framed woman. It took a real jerk to hurt someone smaller then most 10 year old children. She was devastated by this attack. This low life idiots should rot for what he did to her.

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