A Norristown woman was allegedly choked and robbed by a man who is said to have then dragged her daughter down an alley by her hair after she tried to come to her mother’s aid on Saturday, according to a Norristown police report.
Norristown police went to the 700 block of Maple Alley to look into a robbery on Sept. 28 at around 9 p.m., say police. The alleged victim, Jacqueline Castile-Dixon, told police that a man who appeared to be in his 20s came toward her as she was alone in the alley, according to the report.
Castile-Dixon told police that the man pulled her into a driveway and behind a vehicle, to the 700 block of Swede Street, say police. She said to police that the man choked her and took her purse, according to the report. Castile-Dixon said that her daughter came to help and, according to her mother, the man hit her daughter and dragged the girl by the hair northward in the alley, say police.
A witness told police that, while she was in her house, she heard screaming in the alley, according to the report. At first she thought that it was children playing, but then she looked out of her window and saw a man dragging a girl by her hair down the alley, say police.
The witness saw the man hit the girl a few times, and the girl screamed, according to the report. The witness went outside of her house, carrying a baseball bat to oppose the man, say police.
Police were told that
the man let go of the girl and ran northward to the 800 block of Maple Alley.
The witness said that he was a black man wearing a black sweatshirt
with a hood, and blue jeans, according to the report.
The girl said that the man wore a black Nike sweatshirt with a hood that may have had white letters, and black pants, according to the report. Her mother said that her purse that was stolen contained her cell phone, say police.
The mother said that her shoulder hurt. Police observed bruises on her neck and scrapes on her knuckles. Police did not see injuries on her daughter, according to the report. Both were transported to a hospital, say police.
Police searched both the areas of the incident and the area where the man was said to have run, but did not find anything, say police.