Woman dragged by car after thieves snatched purse

A 78-year-old woman in central Florida suffered a broken ankle and head injuries when thieves snatched her purse and dragged her from the side of their vehicle in a parking lot.

Police in South Daytona Beach say the incident began Tuesday when another woman took the purse from the older woman's shopping cart. The woman whose purse was stolen began running after the thief.

Surveillance video from the Dollar General store shows the elderly woman clinging to the vehicle for a few feet before falling to the pavement. Onlookers came to the woman's aid.

Police say 29-year-old Lacey Joan Robertson and 25-year-old Sarah L. Higbee were arrested and charged with robbery by sudden snatching. They're also charged in a purse snatching earlier that day.


Information from: Daytona Beach News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com