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Woman robbed in busy parking lot

Police say a 68-year-old woman was returning her cart to the cart corral when she was robbed in broad daylight at a Walmart parking lot.

Surveillance video shows the woman dropping her cart off in the parking lot of the Georgetown Walmart. Just off camera, everything changed in an instant.

"We're talking just seconds. They're in and out," says Lt. Robert Swanigan.

The woman says a dark green car nearly ran into her. Then, she says someone in the passenger seat reached out and snatched the purse off her arm, nearly pulling her to the ground.

"She could have very easily been run over," Swanigan.

As the woman rushed inside to call police, the car sped off, nearly t-boning another car in the parking lot.

"Anytime you go to a Walmart, the parking lots are packed. People are coming and going. It's not uncommon for children to be tagging along behind their parents going through the parking lot. It's very, very fortunate that we're not working a really bad accident right now," says Swanigan.

Police are searching for a late-90s, dark green Oldsmobile with tinted windows and two men inside. The woman had $800 cash for rent, a bank card, checks, and a diamond ring inside the purse.

"She's out a lot of money. This is a 68-year-old woman that's living on a fixed-income that now has to try to find rent money. It's a bad situation all the way around," says Swanigan.

Georgetown Police are looking into whether or not this robbery is related to a similar one in Lexington just last week.


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