MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- Three suspects have been arrested after an 81-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in an East Memphis Kroger parking lot.
The people arrested Tuesday in connection to the crime are Amberly Rankin, 25; Colby Neagle, 18; and Michael Patton, 18.
According to a Memphis Police report, the woman was walking in the parking lot of the Kroger at Sanderlin and Mendenhall on Monday around 5 p.m. when she suddenly felt a sharp jerk on her shoulder. She then fell to the ground and was drug, giving her bruises, scrapes and a gash on her head.
At some point during the incident, a suspect took the victim's cross-shoulder purse that had a crystal rosary inside, which is all the victim said she cares to get back.
The value of the stolen items was estimated to be $135. The victim's keys and wallet were in her hand during the robbery and weren't taken. The victim was taken to Baptist Hospital in non-critical condition and had four staples put in her head.
Kevin Shea, who had just gotten to the Kroger during the attack, said he had to dodge the suspects' Scion speeding out of the parking lot.
Shea and his friend shared their information with those helping the woman, but they weren't the only observant customers. Several other people were able to describe to police the vehicle make and tag number.
Early Tuesday morning, officers spotted the vehicle believed to be used in the crime not far from where it occurred, and all three suspects were inside the vehicle.
Patton appeared to match the person who committed the robbery that was caught on Kroger's cameras. Officers also said Rankin's child was in the car and had to be picked up by a babysitter.
Rankin, Neagle and Patton are charged with aggravated robbery.