Man throws woman against truck, snatches gold chain in Hialeah

Police search for thief caught on surveillance video

Police search for a man who attacked a woman and snatched her gold chain.

HIALEAH, Fla. – Police in Hialeah are searching for a man who stole from a woman and knocked her to the ground.

The incident happened Wednesday near Southeast Eighth Street and Southeast Eighth Court.

Police said the 50-year-old woman had just gotten off a bus and was walking through a parking lot when the man attacked her.

Surveillance video showed the man throw the woman against the front of a parked pickup truck, knocking her to the ground. He then snatched a gold chain from her neck and ran off.

Joel Ruig and several other witnesses ran after the man, who headed toward a residential area.

"When I saw him running, my first instinct was (to) run behind him," Ruig told Local 10 News.

Police used a helicopter and K-9 officers to search for the man, but they were unsuccessful.

The woman wasn't seriously injured.

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