Police Blotter: Woman Has Purse Grabbed At Target Parking Lot

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A woman told police someone grabbed her purse at the Target parking lot on Gunbarrel Road while she was loading her kids and purchases into her vehicle.

A witness saw a man running across the parking lot holding a large purse with birds on it. 

The victim said the $100 purse contained her driver's license, debit and credit cards, $220 cash and a diaper bag.

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A woman on N. Holly Street said she spotted a black male in her back yard.

She said he told her he could walk in any back yard he wanted to.

The woman said she suspects he may be involved in some neighborhood break-ins.

He left on a bicycle before police arrived.

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A woman at Maple Street Court said someone punctured all four tires on her car.

They also smashed one of her windows.

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Lebron Gustus said he was at Ed Manz Hosiery on McCallie Avenue when a black female bumped into him.

A short time later, he noticed that his wallet was missing.

It held his driver's license, Social Security card, a debit card and $866 cash.

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A woman came home to her residence on Kirby Avenue and found that a rear window had been knocked out.

A neighbor saw a white male throw a rock through it, then he left in a red SUV before trying to get inside.

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A woman said she was sitting in her car in the parking lot of Memorial Northpark Hospital near the emergency room when she heard two loud noises.

She said she looked up and saw a white female hitting the window of a Ford Explorer with a hard object. When the window broke, she reached in and unlocked the vehicle. Then she grabbed a purse that was inside.

Then she got into a Ford Taurus driven by a white male.

The woman whose purse was taken said it did not contain anything of value - only some miscellaneous papers.

Both the victim and the witness said they had seen the couple involved in the theft sitting in the emergency room with another couple. However, the couple in the emergency room denied it.

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Terry Wall said the copper tubing was stolen from several large air conditioning units at suites on Highway 58.

Damaged were two two-ton units and a one-ton unit.

The damage estimate was $3,000.

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Police said a black male ran out of Big Daddy's on Dodds Avenue with two 18-packs of Budweiser.

He jumped into a blue four-door, 1970s Mercedes.

The beer thief had a mustache and was wearing a blue ball cap and a black T-shirt.


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