Murray Police Seek Parking Lot Purse Snatcher
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MURRAY, KY - Authorities in Murray are asking for the public's help with a robbery case.
The Murray Police Department says the robbery happened at around 9:15 a.m. Monday in the Murray Walmart parking lot. Surveillance video reportedly showed a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry or Corolla, with a Tennessee license plate circle the parking lot several times. The vehicle backed into a parking space to wait for an elderly driver to park and exit her vehicle and walk past. As the victim walked past, the suspect lunged out and grabbed her purse, dragging her to the ground in the process.
After a brief struggle for the purse the suspect then got back into her car and sped off, almost striking the victim with the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white woman in her early 20's with dark brown or blonde hair, and an average build. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Murray Police Department at 270-753-1621.