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Violent purse snatching in Lexington leaves woman, father injured

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are looking for a man behind a violent robbery in a parking lot.

The crime happened around 1:30 Wednesday morning outside the Hamburg Meijer.

Lexington Police say a woman and her father were loading groceries into their car, when a stranger drove up beside them. The driver stole the woman's purse.

Police say the victims grabbed the truck. The driver took off with the victims holding on to the truck. The woman and her father were both injured, but are expected to recover.

The truck is described as brown Ford truck, with a camper.


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