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Purse Snatched From Car At Darien Gas Station

Darien police said a purse was taken from a Prius parked at a gas station off exit 13 in Darien.
Darien police said a purse was taken from a Prius parked at a gas station off exit 13 in Darien. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, file

DARIEN, Conn. -- A purse was snatched from a Rhode Island resident's car as she stopped at a gas station in Darien last week, police said.

The theft was reported at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. The 24 year-old Rhode Island resident told police she stopped at the gas station at 211 Post Road to purchase some items from the convenience store. She said her father was driving a second vehicle and parked right next to her.

She told police she went into the convenience store and came out to discover her purse had been stolen from where she left it, between the center console and the front passenger seat of her 2016 Toyota Prius. According to police, the purse was a $400 black Coach leather bag that contained her car keys, expensive cosmetics and $20 in cash. She told police $5 she had left on the passenger seat also was taken.

According to police, neither the woman nor her father saw anybody enter her car. Security cameras at the gas station did not face where the burglary took place, police said. The woman and her father stayed in a hotel overnight while they had their locks changed. Police searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects.

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