Suspect Steals Manhattan Woman's Purse, Goes On Shopping Spree

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Police are searching for a suspect who stole a Manhattan woman's purse out of her car and used her credit cards to make a number of different purchases.

Sometime between 1 PM-6PM on Monday, August 20, 2012, Riley County police say there was a burglary on Heartland Drive in northwest Manhattan and the victim, a 29-year-old woman, was home at the time.

A unknown suspect entered her garage while the door was open and took her purse from her car which was unlocked.

The suspect then went to Target in Manhattan where the victim's credit card was used to pay for $2360 worth of goods. The card was also at other nearby businesses, including Home Depot and Verizon Wireless.

Police encourage residents to lock their cars and keep valuable items out of plain sight.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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