A 25-year-old woman was dragged by a car during a daylight robbery in Newcastle on Friday.
Police said a man and a woman accosted the victim after she withdrew a large sum of money from an ATM on Hunter Street just before 4pm.
It is alleged the duo repeatedly punched the woman before stealing her handbag and fleeing to a nearby car driven by a second man.
Police say the victim, and several witnesses, chased the man and woman who dropped the handbag into the car.
The woman then reached into the car to retrieve her handbag from the passenger seat, but the vehicle accelerated and she fell to the ground.
She was dragged a short distance before being run over.
The man and woman left the scene before police arrived, but the 48-year-old driver was arrested and charged with being an accessory to robbery in company and negligent driving.
He was refused bail and will appear before Newcastle Local Court on Saturday.
The victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries in John Hunter Hospital.