Thief Grabs Woman’s Purse in Parking Lot

NANTICOKE -- Police in Luzerne County are warning people to be vigilant this holiday season. After a woman had her purse snatched.

It happened at the Weis Plaza in Nanticoke around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a 72-year-old woman was getting into her car when the thief opened the front passenger door and took off with her purse.

The woman was not hurt.

While shopping this holiday season, authorities are warning people to be extra cautious and suggest that you keep all car doors and windows locked. If you are shopping at night, make sure to park in a well-lit area and avoid parking next to suspicious looking vehicles. You are also encouraged to keep all packages and valuables out of sight by locking them in the trunk.

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