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2 women arrested after dragging man with car during botched jewelry sale, police say

Suspects accused of taking off with $350 dolphin ankle bracelet

HIALEAH, Fla. – Two women were arrested Sunday, a day after they stole an ankle bracelet and dragged a man with their car at a gas station, authorities said.

The incident was reported about 8 p.m. Saturday at a Shell gas station at 8010 Hialeah Gardens Blvd.

According to an incident report, a husband and wife met the suspects, Lorely Maria Lafont and Marisol Sanchez, both 27, at the gas station so they could sell them a $350 dolphin ankle bracelet.

Police said one of the suspects got into the victims' car with a child and tried the item on her.

The woman told the couple that she only had half of the money with her and the wife said she would accompany her into the store to take out money from the ATM.

Police said the suspect became upset, stating that they weren't trusting her and she was going to call police because they were harassing her.

Police said the second woman took the child from the car and they refused to give the couple the ankle bracelet back.

The husband called police and attempted to stop the women from leaving by grabbing onto the front passenger-side door, the report said.

Surveillance video from the gas station shows the man being dragged across the parking lot by the car.

He suffered multiple scrapes and bruises to his hands and feet.

Sanchez and Lafont were arrested on charges of strong arm robbery and aggravated battery. Lafont also faces a child neglect charge.

Both of the women were out on probation at the time of the robbery.


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