Woman dragged by truck while thief steals purse

by: Tom Regan Updated:

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Surveillance video captured the moment a woman was dragged down the driveway of a hotel as someone stole her purse.

Video shows woman being dragged by car while a suspect stole her purse.
Gwinnett County Police Department

Now, police need the public's help in identifying both people inside the truck. 

According to officials with the Gwinnett County Police Department, on Wednesday, the victim was walking to her hotel in the 400 block of Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners when a black woman got out of a blue Honda
Ridgeline and forcefully grabbed her purse. 

Police said the victim fought back and was thrown to the ground.

The thief then held onto the purse and got back into the vehicle.The vehicle drove off while the victim was still holding onto the purse.


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Police said the victim fought back and was thrown to the ground, and at that point, the thief grabbed the purse and got back into the vehicle. The vehicle then drove off while the victim still had a hold on the purse, police said.

She was dragged down the driveway of the Marriott Hotel until being partially run over on Technology Parkway, police said, adding that she eventually let go of her purse.

"Once the truck made the right turn, you will see in the video the victim's foot was run over by that Honda Ridgeline," said Capt. Michele Pihera with Gwinnett Police. 

An ambulance was called out to the scene to treat her injuries.

"She denied transport, she was injured but it wasn't significant," Pihera said.

Police told Channel 2 Action News the 2004-2014 blue Honda Ridgeline has a trailer hitch and a sticker on the rear, bottom-left corner window.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Gwinnett County Police Department detectives at 770-513-5300.