The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged robbery that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
According to a press release from authorities, the victim was loading groceries into her vehicle at the Walmart parking lot in Manhattan when a white female with brown hair got out of a dark-colored passenger car and grabbed the victims purse from her shopping cart. The victim tried to get her purse back, jumping partially into the passenger side of the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle left the parking lot at a high rate of speed. The victim who remained partially inside the car, hung onto the car until she was eventually dropped off in the vicinity of the 8000 block of Highway 24. The suspect vehicle then drove off in an unknown direction. The 44-year-old victim reported that she suffered minor injuries during the altercation.
Evidence collected at the scene and witness statements indicate that the suspect vehicle is believed to be driven by a white female with blonde hair, possibly wearing a purple shirt. The passenger in the suspect vehicle was also described as a white female with brown hair. The vehicle appears to be a dark, 4-door passenger car with a sun roof, the exact make of the car is unknown at this time. Total loss was reported to exceed $800.
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and people involved in this crime. Anyone who witnessed this incident or saw the vehicle traveling on McCall Road towards Highway 24 is asked to contact Investigations at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353.