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Pueblo woman run down, hospitalized by suspect who stole her purse

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A broken ankle, broken wrist, and a serious head wound that left one Pueblo woman with nine staples--all stemming from a stolen purse.

"They said I'm lucky to be a live, so it seemed like she was really trying to hurt me," said Amanda Gonzales.

The 43-year-old says the trouble first started last Saturday, when she discovered her purse was missing, and learned that someone had used her debit card to make multiple cash withdrawals at gas station in town.

"I think it was around 80 dollars," she recalled.

Gonzales believes the female suspect was also after the prescription medicine she says she was carrying in her purse.

She and her son were able to track the woman down at the Val U Stay Inn and Suites late Saturday afternoon, where she says they tried to snap a picture for police.

"I figured if we don't have a plate number of description of a vehicle, then they might not find her."

The next thing she knew....

"I'm face down and I can't move, and there's lot of blood."

Police say as the suspect tried to take off--Gonzales--who was out of her son's vehicle--got caught on the passenger door and was dragged an undetermined distance.

Gonzales was rushed to the ER, where she now faces a long recovery.

"I'm unable to walk to the restroom or anything because I can't put any pressure on my arm or leg.  So when I leave here, I'll be in a wheel chair," she explained.

Her son, Isaac, never leaving her side.

But the suspect is still on the loose.

Police have released this description of her vehicle:

*Black KIA SUV
*Missouri license plates
*License Plate #WL5S8C

They ask that anyone with information come forward immediately.

A suspect description has not yet been released.

The police report on this incident isn't finished yet.

News5 spoke with the Pueblo Police Department Thursday to ask why the report had not been released.

We were told there could possibly be a correction that still has to be made in that report--before the public can access it.

Plus, out of state plates--especially if they're stolen--can delay that release date.

we'll continue to follow this story and bring you any updates. 

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