(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Lawrenceburg Police are investigating a theft and battery outside the Kroger store on U.S. 50.
Assistant Chief Donnie Combs said a woman had been shopping at the store about 8:00 a.m. Friday. She loaded her groceries into her vehicle and went to put her cart back.
Combs says that is when another woman reached into the victim's car and swiped her purse.
The victim witnessed the theft and approached the thief. An altercation ensued, with the victim being assaulted and thrown to the pavement.
The thief made off with the stolen purse, getting into a small white car with a male driver and speeding away.
Combs said no arrests have been made as of Friday afternoon, but detectives are following multiple leads.
Anybody with information on the robbery is asked to call Lawrenceburg Police at (812) 537-2284.