Southwest Ranches purse-snatching caught on camera

Woman pumping gas gets purse taken

DAVIE, Fla. – A purse snatching was caught on camera in Southwest Ranches.

Patricia Coxe, 64, was dragged as she tried to stop the thieves while pumped gas in her car.

The incident took place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Shell gas station at Southwest 159th Avenue and Sheridan Street.

"I heard this loud kaboom, turned, saw the glass shattering in my car and saw a gentleman inside my car removing my purse and my work medical bag," Coxe said.

Acting on adrenaline, Coxe took off after him. After a few minutes, the thief stopped the car and let her go.

Coxe suffered deep bruises to her arms.

"This is what you did to my victim, and we will catch you," Davie police Detective John Bennett said.

Coxe hopes the community will come forward to help find the driver and his accomplice.

"I just think enough is enough," she said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.