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In Plain Sight: Woman's Purse Stolen from Vehicle

A suspect stole a woman's purse while she was loading groceries into her vehicle last week.

To prevent thefts, police often warn residents not to leave their belongings in plain sight inside their vehicles. However, last week a theft occurred from a vehicle while the thief was in plain sight.

At roughly 10:31 a.m. Jan. 16, a Germantown woman was loading groceries into her vehicle at Target in Menomonee Falls. While she was loading up her items, a suspect simply approached the vehicle and stole the woman’s purse off the driver’s seat.

The suspect fled in a late 90s, two-door, Mercury Cougar with unknown registration. The woman’s credit card was used four different times at three Milwaukee locations shortly thereafter.

Also in the reports:

  • At 12:43 p.m. Jan. 20, police arrested two Milwaukee men, and charged one of the men for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The arrest occurred while police investigated a suspicious vehicle complaint on the N7200 block of Nelson Lane. Both men stated they had been smoking marijuana, and 25 small baggies of marijuana were found in a canister disguised as a Nestle Coffee Mate. A total of 19.3 grams of marijuana were seized. The passenger of the vehicle was arrested and later released because police did not have enough evidence to charge him.
  • Between 7:15 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. Jan. 19, a person’s purse was stolen from a vehicle parked outside Applebee’s. The suspect shattered the driver’s side window, a ditched the purse under a tree. However, gift cards and a credit card were stolen. The suspect purchased $28.21 worth of gasoline at Wittlin’s shortly after. 

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