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.