SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 78-year-old woman suffered a broken ankle and head injuries when thieves snatched her purse and dragged her from the side of their vehicle through a dollar store parking lot.
Police say 29-year-old Lacey Joan Robertson and 25-year-old Sarah L. Higbee were arrested Tuesday, the same day as the purse snatching.
Higbee is accused of taking the woman's purse from a shopping cart about 1:20 p.m. Police said the woman ran after Higbee.
Surveillance video from the Dollar General store picks up the story, showing the elderly woman clinging to the vehicle for a few feet before falling to the pavement. Onlookers came to the woman's aid.
Robertson and Higbee are charged with robbery by sudden snatching. They are also charged in a purse snatching in Port Orange earlier Tuesday.
Information from: Daytona Beach News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com
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