Report: 74-year-old victim dragged across parking lot during purse-snatching
Source: South Congaree Police Department
The South Congaree Police Department is asking for the community's
assistance in identifying two suspects involved in a purse-snatching.
Officer say they were dispatched to Food Lion located at 675 Main Street in reference to a purse-snatching on June 12.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 74-year-old female victim who
stated while leaving the store she observed a large white truck parked
sideways at the front of the parking lot with two men inside, the report
According to the incident report, one of the men approached the
victim from the passenger side of the vehicle and began asking her for
directions to Red Bank. As the woman was giving directions, the man
reached out and grabbed the woman's purse, while the other man hit the
accelerator, dragging the woman a short length across the parking lot
causing her to fall.
The 74-year-old victim received multiple abrasions, and possible bruised ribs on her left side, the report stated.
Several witnesses say the suspects were driving a white Ford, or
Chevy pick-up truck, with a lift kit and fled the scene on to SC 302
Police say the passenger in the truck is described as a white male
20-25 years of age, short brown hair, brown eyes, about 5'08", 170lbs.,
with a full sleeve tattoo of burning flames.
The driver of the truck is described as a white male 20-25 years of age, short light brown hair, about 5'11" and 180lbs.