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Largo Police arrest suspects behind violent purse snatching

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 18:09:59-04

UPDATE: The suspects Tanesha Gary and Shanan Diaz are in custody. No other information has been released at this time.


LARGO, Fla. — Largo Police are searching for two women accused of robbing a woman in a motorized shopping cart at Walmart on July 8.

The Largo Police Department say they have probable cause for the arrests of Tanesha Gary, 36, and Shanan Diaz, 38, for a robbery by sudden snatching. The crime was committed at the Walmart on Roosevelt Boulevard in Largo at 6:41 p.m. 

The suspects drove a blue 2017 Hyundai Elantra, with Florida tag number JHMU55, next to the victim, who was in a motorized shopping cart in the parking lot.

Police say suspect Gary forcibly took the victim's purse and then re-entered the getaway car. As the Hyundai fled, the victim was partially dragged and fell, resulting in serious injuries.

Largo PD says Gary is a career offender and Diaz, the owner and driver of the car, has active felony warrants out of Lee County.

Anyone with information on this case or similar cases, please contact Det. Brendan Arlington at 727-587-6730.