Woman in critical condition after being dragged across Costco parking lot by purse snatchers, California police say

The woman was in critical condition at the hospital after being injured. dragged away Police said a thief stole her wallet in a Costco parking lot on her way home from shopping.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the 37-year-old woman was putting away groceries at City of Industry around 6:45 p.m. Sunday when two men arrived in an SUV.

One of the men jumped out and grabbed her purse, but she wouldn’t let go. She said he hit her multiple times.

Lt. Miguel Meza told KNBC-TV that the woman was dragged 40 to 50 feet from the suspect’s car when she tried to grab her purse.

The woman suffered facial fractures, abrasions and scalp lacerations, but is expected to survive.

she said She was with two friends, but none of them expected her to be targeted by thieves.

Police said it was difficult to identify the men from surveillance footage because the incident occurred in a poorly lit area of ​​a parking lot.

According to investigators, the two men appear to have broken into different cars in the same parking lot.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects who were driving a dark-colored Infiniti QX60 SUV.

“I hope there are witnesses,” the victim told KTLA from his hospital bed.

Brian DeSoto, who lives nearby, said: Said This area used to be nice, but in recent years it has become more dangerous.

“Recognize the potential problem that if you are elderly or frail, someone may target you as a victim, especially if you wear expensive jewelry or drive a luxury car. We need to,” DeSoto said.

Here’s local news about the incident:

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