Man arrested in Southwest Ranches purse-snatching

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after smashing the window of a vehicle and stealing a 64-year-old woman’s purse, Davie police Capt. Dale Engle said.

Robert K. Flagg Jr., who made his first court appearance Sunday, was arrested after an extensive investigation and with the assistance of Miami-Dade police, and the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Police believe Flagg took Patricia Coxe’s purse on June 2 while she was pumping has at a Shell gas station off Sheridan Street and Dykes Road.

Coxe attempted to chase after Flagg, police said, and at one point grabbed the purse through a window.

The driver didn't stop, police said, and  dragged Coxe through the parking lot.

Coxe suffered deep bruises to her arms. 

The driver of the vehicle used in the robbery remains at large. 

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

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