Drive by purse snatching in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police are investigating a strong armed robbery where a woman's purse was taken.

Officers say a woman was walking North on Flagg Street when the driver of a car traveling the same direction drove up beside the female.

Police believe the passenger in the car grabbed the woman's purse as the car kept rolling.

They also say the woman was dragged a few feet before she let go of the handbag.

Officials say at this point the investigation is open, but will be difficult to solve because the victim didn't see the car or the driver, and there are no witnesses.

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