Juvenile snatches purse from woman

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NAUGATUCK — A woman suffered minor injuries after trying to stop a juvenile from stealing her purse Friday night at Walmart.

Police said the theft occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the store on New Haven Road. Police said the purse-snatcher, described as a Hispanic male in a dark hooded sweatshirt and about 12 to 14 years old, approached the woman and stole the purse from the shopping cart she was using.

Police said the juvenile ran and got into a SUV. The woman tried to stop the juvenile but was dragged a short distance by the SUV as it drove off, according to police. She suffered minor injuries, police said.

The SUV, a dark red 2008 Infiniti EX3 with a license plate number of AM83029, was previously reported stolen from New Haven, according to police.

Police asked anyone with information on this incident to contact the Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5221 or the department’s confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.