An attempted purse snatching on Thursday resulted in four arrests on Friday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to deputies, the victim said she was approached by a gold Mercedes while walking home in Fort Myers Thursday afternoon, during which the suspects tried to grab her purse. The victim said she was dragged on the ground for about 10 feet before the purse strap broke.
Shortly after the purse snatching, deputies say they responded to a call about a stolen vehicle from the parking lot of a Dollar General on Palm Beach Boulevard. Witness descriptions at the scene matched those of the suspects of the earlier robbery.
Deputies tracked down the Mercedes and the stolen vehicle on Interstate 75, where they were pulled over and found a small child inside the Mercedes.
Deputies arrested Elexandra Mouzon, 19, Elexis Mouzon, 20, and two minors, aged 16 and 14, after a traffic stop and questioning. All four have been charged with attempted robbery, grand theft of an automobile, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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