Southwest Ranches purse snatching caught on camera

A purse snatching was caught on camera in Southwest Ranches.

The victim, Patricia Coxe, was dragged as she tried to stop the thieves while pumped gas in her car.

"It was my purse and he had it and I went to get it and I would probably do it again," Coxe, 64, said.

The incident took place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Shell gas station at 159th Avenue and Sheridan Street.

"My car was locked, pumping the gas standing there and I heard this loud kaboom, " Coxe said. "I turned and saw the glass shattered in my car. Then I  saw a gentleman inside my car removing my purse and my work medical bag, and going back to his car."

Acting on adrenaline, Coxe took off after him.

"I did not grab on the car. I went over the door and the man that grabbed my purse closed the doors on my arms inside that car," she said.

And that led to the wild ride caught on camera.

 After a few minutes, they stopped the car and let her go.

Coxe sustained deep bruises to her arms.

"This is what you did to my victim, we will catch you and we will find you," Det. John Bennett of Davie police said.

Coxe said community residents must come forward and help catch these guys before someone's else grandmother is hurt or worse.

"It scared me to death when I see the video and think about what could have happened," she said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 


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