Two Morons Send A 65-Year-Old Woman To The Hospital



New Castle – Delaware State Police have updated a story that we first told you about yesterday. Troopers are investigating an attempted purse snatching which left a 65-year-old New Castle woman hospitalized, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 5:08 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in the parking lot of the Community Plaza Shopping Center located at the intersection of Christiana Road (DE 273) and Airport Road, New Castle.

A 65-year-old New Castle woman who had just left the Walgreens Pharmacy, was at the driver’s side of her vehicle, in the process of unlocking the door. Before she could enter her vehicle, a green SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, pulled up alongside her, at which time the passenger reached out the window and grabbed the strap of her purse, said Austin. Once the passenger had taken hold of the purse the operator of the vehicle accelerated, which in turn dragged the victim to the ground, said Austin. The victim was able to retain her purse and the vehicle fled on Christiana Road westbound towards Newark. As a result of being knocked to the ground the victim sustained head and hip injuries for which she was transported to the Christiana Hospital for treatment.

The suspects were described as black males in their early 20’s, clean cut and the operator was possibly wearing a black bandana on his head.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

Original Breaking Report

New Castle – Christiana Fire Company, along with Delaware State Police have responded to the 200 block of Christiana Road (Route 273) for reports of a crash with injuries.

Reports from the scene indicate that arriving crews found an injured woman suffering from a fall and dragging. It’s believed that two purse snatchers in an SUV drove by and tried to grab the woman’s purse. The woman was knocked to the ground and dragged by the SUV for an unknown distance.

The woman has been transported to the hospital.


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