COPS CORNER: Purse stolen in smash-and-grab theft at local gym

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May 5

Purse stolen in smash-and-grab at local gym

6:48 p.m. First block of Patricia Drive. Vehicle beak-in: A woman went to a local pool and gym facility at about 5:10 p.m., leaving her purse in her locked car under the passenger's seat, according to a Sheriff's Office report. When she came back to her car at about 6:25 p.m., the front passenger window was broken, and her purse — which held her wallet, some cash and her glasses — was gone. She told a deputy that part of the purse may have been sticking out from under the seat enough to be visible. No one saw anything suspicious.

Stolen, or misplaced?

9:23 a.m. 100 block of Surfside Drive. Residential burglary: A 92-year-old woman came home from a hospital stay and realized that her jewelry box was missing. It contained a gold wrist watch, a gold chain, a silver chain and five pairs of designer earrings, altogether worth about $925. The woman called the Sheriff's Office and reported it as a theft, according to a Sheriff's Office report. But when a deputy spoke to a property manager and maintenance personnel at her apartment complex to see if anyone had entered the home while she was gone, they said the woman had made claims of theft multiple times before, but later found the missing items. There were no signs of forced entry into the home, a deputy wrote in the report. 

Would-be thief tries, fails to pry open truck bed cover

7:41 p.m. First block of Riverdale Lane. Attempted vehicle burglary: A 66-year-old Alabama man visiting his brother's home in Palm Coast left his gold Chevy pickup truck in the driveway for a couple of hours while he was away. When he got back, there were scratch marks on the truck bed cover that looked like they'd been made by a pry tool, according to a Sheriff's Office report. The would-be thief wasn't able to get the cover open, and nothing was stolen.



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