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Police: Man takes purse, hits, injures 2 women with car

January 24, 2019

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man snatched an 81-year-old woman’s purse in a Walmart parking lot before clipping her and another woman with his car as he fled.

The Palm Beach Post cites a Boynton Beach police report and court records as saying 25-year-old Bradley Richard Loveridge remained jailed Wednesday in Palm Beach County. Police say the car’s license plate number had been traced to Loveridge.

Both women were injured. The woman whose purse was taken last week told police a man opened her car door and grabbed it while she was loading groceries. Police say the other woman saw what happened and was chasing the man when he backed into her.

Loveridge is charged with burglary, battery and other related offenses. It’s unclear if he has lawyer who could comment.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com