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San Antonio police release sketch of suspected car thief

Man accused of dragging woman 20 to 30 feet

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have launched a search for a man who robbed a woman, tried to steal her car and dragged her 20 to 30 feet as she clung onto the vehicle.

Investigators on Tuesday morning released a sketch of the man in hopes that someone can help identify .

Police said a man walked up to a woman's Honda accord on Nov. 24 at 400 North Loop 1604 East and began yelling at her to get out of the car.

The woman told police she thought he was joking until he punched her in the head and began to pull her out of the car with her seat belt still on.

She said the man threw the car in reverse while her arm was still trapped in the seat belt and began to drive away. The man dragged her about 20 to 30 feet in the parking lot before the woman finally broke free, police said.

The car had a push button starter and the woman said she still had the key, so he could not have gone far. The car was later recovered by police, but they could not find the man.

The man is about 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with an athletic build and very short hair. He weighs between 160 and 180 pounds and was seen wearing a gray zip-up hoodie, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. The number to call is 210-224-STOP (7867). Callers do not have to give their names.