News and Tribune

February 29, 2012

Woman robbed, injured outside New Albany restaurant

Victim says she was dragged by a car


NEW ALBANY — A New Albany woman had her purse stolen and was injured when she was dragged by a car in a parking area near Wick’s Pizza along State Street early Sunday morning.

New Albany Police received a call around 2 a.m. and when they arrived, the woman said she had her purse snatched from her while waiting on a cab.

She said a green Pontiac with two young males inside approached her and her friends and began arguing from the car, trying to instigate a fight, according to a New Albany Police report.

She said she was standing near the side of the car when the passenger grabbed her purse. She held on to the purse as the vehicle sped away, she said, and was dragged on the concrete for about 10 feet before letting go. She complained of leg pain and her clothing was ripped.

She described the man who grabbed her purse as a while male, about 150 pounds and skinny. She said the driver of the vehicle was biracial. The victim told police she got a good look at both individuals.

The contents of the purse included $80 in cash, a cell phone with an estimated value of $500 and a Mastercard.

Anyone with information should call the New Albany Police and 812-948-NAPD.