Woman dragged under car in bag snatch attempt: Police

A FEMALE has been dragged under the wheels of a car in an attempted bag snatch in Newcastle this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Scott Street about 5pm after an occupant of a black Toyota 300ZX attempted to grab a female’s handbag, police said.

It’s believed the woman held onto her bag and was dragged under the wheels of the car.

Newcastle City police arrested a male at the scene.

Police were still looking for a female offender.

The victim was taken to John Hunter Hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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