Oct 15, 2012 5:17 PM by Ian Cross
TUCSON - Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in a midtown purse-snatching incident Sunday that left a woman with serious, life-threatening injuries.
Tucson Police officers responded to the parking lot of the Walmart at 455 E. Wetmore Road just before 8 p.m. Sunday to find a woman suffering serious injuries, according to a news release from TPD. She was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Detectives collected evidence at the scene and determined the victim was walking into Walmart when the suspect approached her from behind and began hitting her in the head with a handgun while trying to grab her purse, the release states. A citizen intervened, and the suspect pointed the gun at him.
The suspect took the victim's purse and got into a car that pulled up. The victim of the purse-snatching confronted the driver and was dragged for several hundred feet through the parking lot, the release states. She then fell from the vehicle and was seriously injured.
Below are descriptions of the suspect and involved vehicle from the TPD release:
"The suspect with the handgun was described as a Hispanic male in his 20's, 5'6" tall, weighing 160 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt with an unknown emblem on the front and very baggy shorts with dark stripes on the sides. The driver of the suspect vehicle was described as a Hispanic male, thin build, wearing a dark shirt and dark pants. The suspect vehicle was described as a silver Chevy Impala with chrome wheels and a sunroof."
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.