Shoplifting suspects dragged Dollar General employee with car, police say

Clearwater police are searching for a pair of shoplifting suspects who dragged a Dollar General employee with their car, officials said.

Surveillance video was released by the Clearwater Police Department, showing the two unidentified women walking into the store at 1600 North Myrtle Avenue. After the women walked out with unpaid items, the store employee confronted them in the parking lot. That’s where police said the driver placed the car in reverse, trapping the employee between the door and car frame.

Police said the victim was dragged for about 20 feet before falling to the pavement. The victim had minor injuries and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. 

The suspects face potential strong armed robbery and aggravated battery charges. One of the women had rainbow-colored hair and left in a black Nissan Altima with a temporary tag, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department at 727-562-4242.