Purse thief drags Lakewood woman from her bed

Staff writerNovember 19, 2013 

A Lakewood woman was dragged from her bed Saturday night by a man who wanted her purse, police said Monday.

The woman had just gotten into bed about 11:15 p.m. when she heard somebody kicking in her front door in the 10500 block of Douglas Street Southwest, police said. The intruder “dragged her from bed down the hallway into her kitchen,” Lt. Chris Lawler said.

The woman directed him to her purse, which contained her wallet and checkbook. He then fled.

Police used a tracking dog to search the area and arrested a suspicious man lurking nearby because he had an outstanding warrant. It’s unknown whether he’s the same man who broke into the woman’s home.

The victim was unable to identify the man as her attacker because it was so dark in her house.


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