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Honk of a horn scares would-be purse snatcher away

Dec. 8, 2009

A woman was the victim of an attempted purse snatching as she loaded groceries in her vehicle at Sendik's.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The shopper was approached by another woman in the store parking lot, 8616 W. North Ave., at 7:24 a.m. Dec. 1. Initially, she did not think anything was wrong, and believed the other woman was going to ask her a question.

But the woman twice said, "Give me your purse," then grabbed it and tried to pull it away from the shopper.

A driver pulling into the parking lot beeped her horn and scared the purse snatcher away.

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