“I was scared,” Woman says she was tackled by thief outside Oklahoma City store

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A woman who was simply buying groceries in Oklahoma City was attacked and robbed.

Nazma Sultana says she decided to go to the Walmart Neighborhood Market, near Pennsylvania Ave. and N.W. 23rd St. around 7:30 p.m. to buy a few items.

“I go there for buying baby diapers and some groceries,” said Sultana.

She says she felt safe, especially since the store was pretty busy that evening.

When she the left the store and headed to her car, the unexpected happened.

“Somebody came up from behind me,” she said.

Sultana says a man grabbed her purse and they struggled for control of the bag.

After some back and forth, Sultana was tackled to the parking lot pavement.

“I was scared. I got hurt on my head, my arm, and this hand,” she said.

The alleged suspect grabbed her purse and that's when she yelled for help. A witness took off running after the suspect, but lost track of him near N.W. 22nd St. and Youngs.

“$1,000 cash and my cell phone, my car keys, my mom's passport,” she said.

Fortunately, Sultana searched a nearby dumpster and found her purse and her mother’s passport.

However, it seems the thief made off with her money, credit cards and cell phone.

If you have any information on the crime, call police.


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