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Purse Snatched From Car On Main Street

Car was unlocked as owner patronizes local business for about a half an hour.

A purse was snatched from a car parked in a lot on Main Street in the village on Nov. 6. 

The theft occurred between 5 and 6 p.m. at N64W23044 Main Street, according to the Waukesha Sheriff's Department. 

The purse's owner left their car unlocked while patronizing a local business during that time. 

"They came back out and the purse was gone," Waukesha County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Pederson said. "We have this all of the time with people leaving their cars unlocked in their driveways, too. It's a common thing." 

If car owners wish to keep their doors unlocked, Pederson recommends them to not keep anything of value in their vehicles. 

The purse contained personal items and an undetermined amount of cash.  

DJ November 15, 2012 at 02:03 PM
How can one patronize a business without wallet or $$$? What business was this?
Patti Simms November 16, 2012 at 01:14 PM
I have also observed many times that women are leaving their purses (opened and closed) in the seat part of grocery carts. This habit makes it so very easy for someone to pass by and steal the purse without the owner of the purse being aware of it. Common Sense would be to keep your valuables on you or locked away and out of plain view. Afterall, why make it easy for a thief?

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