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Woman dragged from car by purse thieves in Fort Myers

Posted at 10:20 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 22:20:41-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A woman was robbed at gun point just yards from her front door. Sonia Aguilar went to her car Monday night for forgotten lottery tickets. She didn't expect to face down a barrel of a gun.

"They pulled a gun on me here," said Sonia Aguilar, as she pointed at her head. "They told me to give them my purse and my money," she added.

The man yanked Aguilar out of her car along with her purse. She was dragged on the driveway because she held on to the purse in order to keep it from thieves.

"The only money I had was in the purse," Aguilar said.

Investigators roped off her driveway in order to gather evidence. Deputies found a person who matched one of her descriptions.

Aguilar wonders why something like this could happen so close to her home.

"I don't know why people do that," Aguilar said.