Ashland woman hurt in purse snatching case

From sister station WSAZ:

A 64-year-old woman was hurt in a strong-armed robbery Monday as she tried to place a handicapped family member's wheelchair on the back of her vehicle, according to an Ashland Police Department news release.

The woman was taken to King's Daughters Medical Center for treatment.

The incident happened about 4 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Ashland Children's Clinic at 700 13th St.

A woman ran up and grabbed the victim's purse as she attempted to place the wheelchair on her vehicle. The victim and the woman assailant fell to the ground in a struggle over the purse.

A man then pulled on the purse, dragging the victim and taking her purse. Both the man and woman suspects fled the area.

The woman is described as mid-20s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 to 170 pounds. She has light-colored hair pulled back in a ponytail, which appears to go below her shoulders.

The man is described as mid-20s, weighs about 180 to 200 pounds and has light-colored hair and a goatee.

If you believe you recognize either suspect, please call the Ashland Police Department at (606) 327-2020 or call the Ashland Police Silent Witness line at (606) 329-1771.

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