HOMESTEAD (CBS4) – Police arrested a suspect who they say tried to steal a woman’s purse at a Homestead gas station then ran over her when she fought back.
John Croissy, 26, faces charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
He didn’t answer any questions as officers led him into the Homestead Police Department for questioning.
The crime happened earlier this month and left Sara Delgado injured and terrified.
After learning of the arrest, Delgado spoke to CBS4’s Maggie Newland over the phone. “I’m super happy,” she said. “I want this guy to be put away for life, for maximum. He has to pay for what he’s done to me. I don’t want him to do it to anyone else. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I’ve gone through.”
Delgado says she suffered a concussion burns and a fractured arm and was hospitalized for nearly a week.
Homestead police say surveillance video helped them trace Croissy to his home in North Miami.
They arrested him Thursday night about 8:30. The arrest was a joint effort between Homestead and North Miami Police.
Detective Fernando Morales said, “We want to reassure the public, especially the residents here in Homestead, that these crimes that are being committed here, we’re going to investigate them to the end as far as we can even if it takes us to another county or the other end of the county.”
Delgado says she wants to know why she was targeted and she wants to make sure no one else becomes a victim.
“I want to know why he’s done this to me. That’s all I want to know,” she said.