Manhattan woman loses $900 after purse stolen from unlocked vehicle

FILE - Riley County Police Department
FILE - Riley County Police Department(RCPD)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 9:18 AM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - A Manhattan woman is out about $900 after her purse was stolen from inside her unlocked vehicle.

The Riley Co. Police Dept. Activity Report indicates that around 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, officials were called to the 70 block of John Pride Ln. in Manhattan with reports of theft.

When officers arrived, they said a 51-year-old woman reported that her Calvin Klein purse was stolen from inside her unlocked vehicle. She noted that various cards and $862 in cash were stolen.

RCPD indicated that the theft left the woman out about $900.

RCPD officer, Scott Hajek, said that this can be prevented but the department is doing their best to protect. ”There are things people can do to prevent that from happening and one of the main ways they can do that is with their vehicles, if they first of all lock their vehicles when their not in it but second of all removing valuables from the vehicle,” said Hajek. “We attack those areas where crime is more prevalent, so when we see burglaries on an increase in an area then we will have officers spend more time in those areas.”

Anyone with information about the crime should report it to RCPD at 785-537-2112 or the Manhattan Riley Co. Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.