Walter Mencken 4 p.m., May 3
Drive-by purse snatchers drag female victim
A purse-snatching victim in La Mesa is recovering this morning after being dragged by a car for a short distance outside the Fuddrucker’s restaurant in La Mesa.
At around 6:30 yesterday evening, a woman walking through the Grossmont Center parking lot was approached by two suspects described as black males between 18-20 years old driving a 1990s model tan two-door Saturn. The passenger reached out of the car and grabbed her purse, dragging her for a few feet until she was able to release her grip on the purse.
A search of the area by La Mesa Police and San Diego Sheriff’s deputies was unable to locate the vehicle or suspects. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for a wrist injury.
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