Robbery crew car runs over and kills woman in Garden Grove
A woman was killed in Garden Grove on Wednesday, May 8, after being run over by suspects in a car who had tried to rob her, authorities said.
The Garden Grove Police Department said three men drove into the parking lot of a shopping center near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Westminster Avenue. At about 9:45 a.m., the three confronted a woman walking in the parking lot and tried to steal her purse.
“During the robbery, the victim was run over by the suspects’ vehicle and she sustained traumatic injuries,” police said.
After the robbery, officials said the suspects left north on Brookhurst Street toward the 22 Freeway.
They had been under surveillance by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department when the attempted robbery took place. Detectives gave chase and followed the suspects on the freeway all the way to South Los Angeles where they jumped out of the car and tried to flee, but were arrested near the 110 Freeway and Century Boulevard.
Paramedics performed first aid on the woman before transferring her to a local hospital in critical condition, where she later died of her injuries, authorities said
Officials said the three men were taken to the Garden Grove Police Department to be interviewed. Police did not immediately release the identities of the woman or the three men.