PALMETTO -- A purse snatching victim was treated in the emergency room of Manatee Memorial Hospital after she was dragged by a car early this morning, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.
The victim went to Oakwood Apartments, 900 block of 21st St. E., Palmetto, about 12:46 a.m. to see a friend, when a vehicle approached her. Inside the vehicle were a female driver and a male passenger. The passenger grabbed the victims’ purse. The victim was dragged as the vehicle took off. Subsequently, she fell onto the roadway, the sheriff's office reported.
She suffered head trauma and significant road rash injuries to her body, but the injuries were not life threatening, the sheriff's office said.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS (8477).