WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Wallingford police are asking for the public’s help to find two suspects who tried to steal a purse from a woman Saturday afternoon at a Stop & Shop.
According to authorities, the attempted robbery happened at about 1 p.m. at the Stop & Shop on North Colony Road. The victim told police she was putting her groceries into her vehicle when two people drove up in a BMW, one got out, took her purse, and then ran back to the BMW.
The victim ran after the vehicle, reached in, and grabbed her purse, according to police. The driver kept going, dragging the woman, until it stopped.
Then, the woman could be seen hiding between two vehicles while the BMW circled the parking lot before leaving.
The vehicle was stolen out of North Haven an hour and a half before the attempted theft, according to police.
North Haven police were able to recover the stolen vehicle in New Haven after the incident. Officers stated that the car was taken from Washington Avenue on Jan. 28, with the keys still in the vehicle. They also stated that a handgun was inside the car when it was taken.
The silver BMW is being processed for evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at (203) 294-2800 or at police.wallingfordct.gov.