Woman robbed, run over by SUV in Azusa

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AZUSA — Police are seeking two women who robbed another woman of her purse Wednesday, then ran her over with an SUV as the victim chased after them, officials said.
The 21-year-old victim, an Alta Loma resident, was fortunate to suffer no major injuries during the crime, which took place about 6:45 p.m. to the rear of a Chipotle Mexican Grill in the 800 block of East Alosta Avenue, Azusa police Sgt. Randy Schmidt said.
The young woman was sitting with a friend when a dark-colored Toyota 4Runner approached, the sergeant said. A passenger exited the SUV and grabbed a purse that was at the victim’s feet.
The robber returned to the SUV with the stolen purse, Schmidt said. The victim gave chase, and the car began driving away, running over the victim’s leg.
Paramedics took the woman to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be serious, he said.
A detailed description of the two robbers was not available late Wednesday, however investigators continued checking nearby surveillance cameras for clues.
Anyone with information can reach the Azusa Police Department at 626-812-3200.

PHOTO: The women pictured in this surveillance photo are described by police as possible witnesses or persons of interest in the robbery.

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