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Man accused of dragging pregnant woman as he fled with her purse

Updated 3:56 pm, Monday, February 24, 2014
  • Michael Savignano, 26, of Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday for a stealing a purse out of a car at Cumberland Farms on Friday night. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen

    Michael Savignano, 26, of Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday for a stealing a purse out of a car at Cumberland Farms on Friday night.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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A day after a Bridgeport man is accused of stealing a purse from a car at a Fairfield convenience store and knocking down a pregnant woman while driving away, police charged the suspect in the case.

Michael Savignano, 26, of Wilson Street in Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree robbery, assault on a pregnant woman, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree burglary and fifth-degree larceny.

The incident unfolded around 5 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms on Kings Highway East. The pregnant woman told police as she was leaving the store, she saw a man was taking her purse from her car. When she confronted him, he got into his own car and sped away while she was still standing next to the vehicle. According to the report, she was dragged a short distance by Savignano's car before she fell to the ground, injuring her hand.

The woman, who told officers that she was six weeks pregnant, was treated at the scene for cuts to her hand. Her purse, valued at $400, contained personal papers, credit cards and $25 in cash, according to the report.

A witness was able to get a partial registration plate for Savignano's fleeing car, which was tracked down the next evening to the address on Wilson Street in Bridgeport. The purse was recovered there, police said.

Savignano was held on a $200,000 bond and is scheduled to appear March 7 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

- For more developments, check the Fairfield Citizen: http://bit.ly/1hLugdA