Woman assaulted after confronting purse thief, police say

Woman assaulted after confronting purse thief, police say
Security video shows the suspect's light-colored Nissan.

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA)—The Prattville Police Department is searching for a man after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse and then assaulted her Thursday.

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers says the victim was pumping gas at the Liberty Gas Station on South Memorial Drive in Prattville when the suspect drove into the parking lot. That’s when police say he opened the passenger side door and took her wallet.

After realizing the suspect was in her car, police say the woman jumped on his back and attempted to stop him. The suspect then threw her to the ground before driving away in a light-colored Nissan with dark rims.

Authorities have not released any information regarding the suspect’s description.

If you have any information involving this case, call police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

Editor’s Note: CrimeStoppers originally reported this incident happened in Autauga and the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office was investigating.

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