According to authorities, the suspect approached the 24-year-old victim at night as she was leaving Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant.
Before the victim could arrive at her car, the suspect allegedly grabbed her and threw her to the pavement.
The suspect then reportedly tried to grab the woman’s purse. When she resisted, the suspect dragged her across the parking lot.
The victim was with her parents at the time of the incident. While the suspect was attacking the victim, the victim’s parents yelled for assistance. They also desperately tried to pry the man off the victim.
Restaurant employees and other passersby heard the shouts for help and ran over to the parking lot.
One of the restaurant employees was able to pin down the suspect. Unfortunately, the suspect managed to break free and flee the scene on foot. According to witnesses, the suspect is a large man.
The good news is that the bystanders were able to recover the victim’s purse and other belongings.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are actively investigating the crime.
Meanwhile, authorities have asked for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect. Anyone who has information about the suspect or the alleged crime should contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
For additional information about this case, visit the Local10.com article entitled “Man Drags Woman While Trying to Rob Her Outside Dania Beach Ice Cream Shop.”