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Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 : 11:30 a.m.

Thief breaks car window, steals woman's purse on Orchard Street in Ypsilanti, police say

By Lee Higgins

A woman's car was broken into Wednesday morning in the 300 block of Orchard Street after she walked away from it for 10 minutes, Ypsilanti police said.

Someone broke out one of the car's windows at about 8 a.m. and took the woman's purse, which had cash, credit cards and other items inside, a crime summary said.

Anyone with information can call police at (734) 483-9510.



Thu, Mar 10, 2011 : 8:56 p.m.

The good thing about this is apparently the car was locked. The bad thing is that apparntly the purse was in full view to a passerby. The terrible thing, the thief has access to cash, credit cards ect. It seems as though purses being stolen is on the rise big time. This person had only left her car for minutes. The theft might have been prevented if the purse was put under the seat or in the trunk.