Man drags woman into alley; attempts to steal purse, report states

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A woman who was visiting north Charlotte for a weekend of playing the sweepstakes says she was attacked while looking for a cab.

According to police, the 45-year-old woman, who was visiting from Lexington, says she was looking for a cab on Sunday night at 9 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind. She told officers that she was forced into an alley along the 2800 block of West Sugar Creek Road where the robber attempted to steal her purse.

The victim told officers that she was able to fight the man off and he ran away from the scene.  Police say she was unharmed in the attack.

If you have any information about this robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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