Woman dragged while loading vehicle in front of store in New London

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are searching for a pick-up truck after it was forcibly stolen from a woman who was loading items into it in New London on Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials, at approximately 3:46 p.m. in the parking lot of the Home Goods store on North Frontage road, a white 2014 Ford F350 pick-up truck with Connecticut combination registration 7741CP was stolen from the female.

The victim was injured during the incident when she attempted to prevent the theft of the truck, police say. Officials tell News 8 the woman was dragged a few feet from the truck and fell, injuring her arm. She was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Officials are describing the suspect as a Hispanic male with a medium build wearing a red shirt and jean shorts. A parked, unoccupied vehicle was struck during the suspect’s escape in the stolen truck from the lot.

Officers canvassed and searched the area, but have not found the truck.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call New London Police Department at (860) 447-5269.