A local woman managed to fight off pair of subjects who attempted to mug her at gunpoint Wednesday night, but not before they were able to forcibly take her purse.
Wednesday night about 9:26 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Food Depot on Hogansville Road Food Depot in reference to an Armed Robbery.
Officers arrived and met with the female victim, who stated she had just exited the store and was getting into her vehicle, when two unknown males approached. The victim stated that the males the pulled open her car door and pointed a dark handgun in her chest, demanding her purse.
The female advised she then began yelling and physically struggling with the males as they attempted to forcibly take the purse. The purse strap eventually broke and she was unable to hold onto the bag, so they took in and fled on foot.
The suspects were described as two black males, both between 18 and 21 years of age. Both suspects were last seen wearing a dark hooded top jacket or sweat shirt.
The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident, but she refused medical attention.
The stolen brown purse was valued at $30 and contained the victim’s cell phone, checkbook, keys, various documents, and an undisclosed about of cash.
Police were able to locate a witness, who advised they did not see the actual robbery, but did witness the two suspects running up the grass hill near toward the rear of the Family Dollar on Hogansville Road.
This incident is still under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.
If anyone has any further information about this incident or the whereabouts of the unknown suspects, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org.
Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer