Woman tries to fight off purse snatcher in Oxford parking lot

A woman tried to fight off an alleged purse snatcher during an incident that occurred in the Oxford Kroger parking lot.
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A woman tried to fight off an alleged purse snatcher during an incident that occurred in the Oxford Kroger parking lot.

A woman tried to fight off an alleged purse snatcher during an incident that occurred in the Oxford Kroger parking lot.

While loading groceries into the trunk of her car at about 1 p.m. Aug. 17, a vehicle abruptly stopped behind her and a woman leaned out of the backseat to grab the victim’s purse, which was in the grocery cart.

The victim also grabbed the purse and a tug-of-war ensued, according to a police report.

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After a few moments the driver of the car started to pull away, causing the victim to lose her grip on the purse and fall to the ground.

The suspect who grabbed the purse is described as a woman in her 20s with long, dark brown hair, wearing shorts and a white shirt.

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The victim told police she was not hurt and refused medical treatment.

Police have classified the incident as a robbery because of the use of force involved.