ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) - A man accused of beating and dragging a 70-year-old woman for several feet while attempting to steal her purse at a Macy's in St. Cloud was arrested Thursday, according to a release.
The 16-year-old suspect is now being held in a juvenile detention facility on a charge of aggravated battery. He was previously reported as a runaway and was last seen on Sunday, according to police.
Officials said security camera footage showed the 16-year-old following the victim into the store and grabbing the victim's purse, knocking her over in the process. With the purse still strap around her shoulder, the suspect dragged and kicked her several times before he was able to free the bag.
No weapons were used in the robbery, and the suspect immediately fled on foot.