Purses Stolen in 2 Smash and Grab Cases
Jeff Garretson - Mon 11:03 AM 07/09/2012
Police are investigating after two vehicle burglaries at area restaurants. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a car parked at Red Lobster, 2925 S. 9th and a car parked at Coyote Canyon, 2351 S. 9th, were both hit by thiefs on Friday between Noon and 1:30pm. Both vehicles had passenger windows broken - and purses stolen from within.
Michelle Tyler of Abilene told officers that two purses, $500 cash - along with two cell phones and prescription glasses were taken from her 2006 Nissan Ultima sometime between 12:50pm and 1:30pm while she was inside Coyote Canyon.
Total loss and damage is listed at $1,786. Police say two purses containing glasses, medications and other personal items belonging to Celia Collins of Gorham were taken in a smash and grab vehicle burglary at Red Lobster on Friday between Noon and and 12:45pm.
Total loss and damage is estimated at $1,220. Police say the incidents could be connected.