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Purse thieves drag victim w/ stolen car

A woman was dragged through a Spokane Valley grocery store parking lot by two purse snatchers last week.

The woman told detectives she was getting into her car outside Fred Meyer, 15609 E. Sprague Ave., May 9 about 3:05 p.m. when a white vehicle pulled up and a woman tried to grab her purse.

The male driver accelerated, and the victim was dragged for 15 to 20 feet before she was able to free herself from the purse’s shoulder strap, accordng to a search warrant. The purse contained cash, car keys, a checkbook and business credit cards.

The male driver was described as a wearing a blue baseball cap and white t-shirt. The victim could not describe the female.

Witnesses recorded the license plate of the robbers’ white Honda Accord, which police found abandoned in the area of North Pines Road and Mirabeau Parkway. It had been stolen from 14730 E. Indiana Ave. earlier that day. Police found vehicle theft tools inside.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


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