Purse theft warning 08-05-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Office of the Chief
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244
August 5, 2009

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department is warning members of the public that purses or wallets left unattended even momentarily are easy targets for thieves.

A woman reported that a boy grabbed her handbag from a shopping cart in a shopping center parking lot in Hilo while she was unlocking her car door.

Police advise the public to safeguard their property and to be aware of their surroundings at all times.



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