An unscrupulous wallet thief dragged a woman (32) about 300 meters with his car on Friday afternoon. The 32-year-old was slightly injured.
The whole thing happened on Friday around 11 a.m. A man had entered a shop on Annaberger Strasse and initially looked around.
When the owner (32) of the shop was in an adjoining room, he took the opportunity and grabbed the wallet with almost 150 euros in cash and some IDs from the woman’s handbag.
When the perpetrator had left the shop, the 32-year-old noticed the theft and ran after the man. He got into a Skoda and wanted to drive off. At that moment, the owner of the shop opened the driver’s door and held onto it – the wallet thief drove off!
The woman was dragged about 300 meters to Thomas-Mann-Straße, after which the 32-year-old let go. She was slightly injured.
After the police were informed, a squad car crew in Annaberg-Buchholz on Chemnitzer Strasse noticed a dark Skoda with a Czech license plate, which matched the description of the escape vehicle – the police stopped the car. A little later it became clear: It was the wallet thief from Ehrenfriedersdorf.
The perpetrator, a 31-year-old Czech citizen, was provisionally arrested.
In the Skoda, the officers found around 150 euros in cash, as well as a small amount of apparent narcotics.
“The 31-year-old is currently being investigated on suspicion of robbery, assault and violation of the Narcotics Act,” said a police spokesman. In addition, the Czech has to answer for a traffic offense.
In coordination with the public prosecutor’s office, the provisional arrest was lifted after the first police measures were completed.