Men steal purse at the scene of a crash

Men steal purse at the scene of a crash

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Two men gave a helping hand to a woman with car trouble, but they also helped themselves to her purse.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Department responded to 1877 County Road 780, Saturday at 2:23 a.m., about a theft and a car crash.

When they arrived on the scene, the victim told sheriff's deputies she was headed west on the road when she hit some debris from a crash that just happened, according to the incident report.

The victim's oil pan broke when she hit a rock or a brick in the road, and she got out of her vehicle to check on the driver from the previous crash.

The driver got out of her vehicle and began walking down the road; then two young men pulled up.

The victim said the men were driving a new red and silver Dodge pickup truck, and they offered to help push her car off the road.

According to the victim, after the men pushed her car off the roadway they drove away.

That's when she noticed her purse was missing and called 911.

The purse contained several credit cards, $1,500 cash and a prescription bottle of Oxycodone and Xanax.

Deputies found the driver involved in the crash and cited her with leaving the scene of an accident and careless and prohibited driving.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android