HEMET (CNS) - Investigators on Monday turned to the public for help in identifying a man who robbed a Hemet resident on Christmas Day and dragged the victim as he attempted to hang on to the suspect's car as it sped away, leaving him with major head trauma.
Hemet police Sgt. Gabriel Gomez said that about 9 a.m. on Dec. 25, the 29-year-old victim was in the 100 block of South Franklin Street when he was approached by a man in his 20s, who stepped out of an early 2000s model black Ford Taurus and asked about a camera that he was carrying.
Before the victim could answer, the suspect snatched the camera and jumped into his sedan, according to Gomez.
"The victim attempted to hold on to the suspect vehicle and was dragged for several blocks,'' the sergeant said. "The victim sustained a