Purse Stolen At Whole Foods, Recovered At Nearby Apartments, Police Say

The theft is under investigation, according to Lower Merion police.

A woman had her purse stolen out of a shopping cart at Whole Foods on Feb. 24, then recovered that same day from the grounds of a nearby apartment complex, Lower Merion police said at a Monday briefing.

At 7:06 p.m. on Feb. 24, the complainant told police that she had been shopping with her purse in the top portion of her shopping cart at Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood, 339 E Lancaster Ave. The woman turned her back to the cart in the meat section of the store, and when she turned around her purse was gone, according to the report.

The woman’s phone was in her purse, and police were able to track the phone via GPS to the grounds of the Oakwynne House, an apartment complex located right across Lancaster Ave. After searching the property extensively, the purse was recovered, police said.

Most items were still in the purse, including the victim’s cell phone, police said. Bank cards and $50 in cash were taken.

The theft is still under investigation, according to the report.


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