Violent purse theft caught on camera

Woman in motorized cart has purse stolen. (Largo Police Department)

LARGO, Fla. (WPEC) - Thieves dragged a woman in a parking lot after stealing her purse, and it was all caught on camera.

Police in Largo, Florida, shared video of the violent purse-snatching on their Facebook page.

The video shows a woman in a motorized cart rolling toward a Walmart when a car pulls up. Someone gets out of the passenger side of the car and steals the woman's purse. The woman jumps out of the cart and tries to catch the thief, but gets dragged as the getaway car speeds off.

Police have warrants for the arrests of two women, 36-year-old Tanesha Gary and 38-year-old Shanan Diaz. Police said Gary is a career offender and Diaz, the owner and alleged driver of the car, has active felony warrants out of Lee County.

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