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Woman robbed, injured in Walmart parking lot

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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:16 am | Updated: 11:09 am, Wed Apr 13, 2011.

A woman was injured Tuesday night during a struggle with a purse snatcher in a Mesa Walmart parking lot.

About 10:15 p.m., the victim was near her car in the parking lot at 5122 E. University Drive when a man wearing a black hooded jacket grabbed her purse. She held on but the robber pulled hard enough to cause her to fall and hit the back of her head on the ground.

The robber ran west with the purse, and younger person in a hoodie -- possibly a lookout -- joined him.

A search was conducted with a helicopter but no suspects were found. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to a hospital by her husband.

The purse snatcher was described as in his early 20s with a black jacket and black pants, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds.



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