Woman robbed in East Memphis Target parking lot

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A quick trip to Target in the middle of East Memphis proved to be unsafe for one woman.

Police said the 24-year-old was walking to her car in the parking lot of the store located on Colonial when a man drove up and grabbed her Coach purse.

She snatched her bag back, but the thief was too powerful and dragged her to the ground.

He then drove off with the purse and everything inside including a brand new iPhone 7, her car keys, social security card and several credit cards.

Just minutes later, one of the cards was used at the Shell gas station on Airways.

Her phone was later recovered at a kiosk inside the Southland Mall.

It's just a good reminder that no matter where you are to always have an eye on your surroundings.


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