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Robber Pulls Purse Out of Woman’s Car at Walmart

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Warwick, RI – Police are looking for a man who stole a woman’s purse out of her car while she was loading groceries into it at WalMart on Post Road Nov. 14 at 10:07 a.m.

Officer John Curley was called to the 840 Post Road address for a report of a larceny in progress. Warwick Police dispatch informed him the occupants of a silver vehicle had just stolen a woman’s purse. The men were reportedly traveling toward Cranston after the theft, according to Curley’s report.

At Walmart, Curley spoke with the woman, who said she had just finished packing groceries into her car in the store’s lot when she walked over to the driver’s side door intending to start it, according to the report.

When she got to the driver’s side, a male in a gray hood opened the passenger’s side door and took purse out. The man got into his car, which a witness described as a silver sedan, and left the scene.

The witness also described the two males as young boys, who he said he’d seen checking out a vehicle in the lot.

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Police were able to ID the license plate reported for the robbers’ vehicle in another town, and asked that police department to contact them if they were able to make contact with that vehicle’s owner.

The woman described her purse as a beige New York & Co. bag worth $55. Inside the bag was a black wallet, her Bank of America debit card, black Boost Mobile smart phone, Nordstrom gift card, a JC Penny card, and a Victoria’s Secret card.

The purse also contained her work ID and her health care card.

Warwick Police are continuing to investigate.

Rob Borkowski
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