Police in California are searching for two female suspects after a 67-year-old woman was dragged 150ft through a parking lot by thieves trying to take her purse.
The Anaheim Police Department released the shocking surveillance footage on Thursday which showed the woman being pulled behind a speeding car as she tried to keep a grip on the bag.
The victim, Imelda Niess, said she simply had too many important things in her purse to afford letting it go.
She received numerous abrasions all over her body but came out with her purse in tact, with thanks to her rugged determination to keep hold.
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Imelda Niess, 67, refused to let go of her purse as two women in a white Nissan Sedan drove up beside her in a California parking lot and snatched it from her. She was dragged 150ft across the parking lot by the suspects until they let go of the purse and she fell to the ground
Imelda Niess' legs can be seen trailing after the white Nissan as it dragged her across the Walmart parking lot on February 13 when she refused to let go of her purse to the suspect
These two women were identified as suspects by Niess from Walmart surveillance footage where they were seen shortly before the attempted robbery in the parking lot
'They picked on the wrong person,' Niess told CBS Los Angeles.
'They picked the wrong person because I could be an older woman but I'm very strong.
She added that while she was hurt after being dropped on the asphalt, she did not cry but swore angrily at the women.
The attempted robbery happened on around 8.10 am on Thursday, February 13, in the parking lot of a Walmart, located in the 400 Block of North Euclid Street.
The video shows Niess returning to her car and placing her purchases inside when a white four-door Nissan drove up alongside her.
Police believe the car may have been a Nissan Sedan and that it had temporary licence plates.
The passenger in the approaching car leaned her arm outside the window and grabbed Niess' purse from her arm.
The car then attempted to speed off but Niess refused to let go of the purse.
Imelda Niess can be seen here beside her car before the suspects pulled up to her
This white Nissan Sedan drove up alongside Niess. The suspect on the passenger's side of the