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Woman Saves Stray Dog, Has Purse Stolen

Almost $1,000 in property and cash was stolen, police said.

A woman who stopped to help a stray dog in Ardmore last week had about $1,000 in goods stolen from her car, Lower Merion police told news media at a Monday briefing.

On Nov. 19 around 1:40 p.m., a woman driving down Montgomery Avenue  in Ardmore noticed a stray dog, police said. The woman believed the dog belonged to one of her neighbors, and decided to recover the dog, according to the report.

Parking her car in a lot on the 200 block of W. Montgomery Ave., the woman left her car unlocked while she looked for the dog. In a span of about five minutes, the woman told police, almost $1,000 in goods were stolen from her car.

Stolen was a red leather 15x15 tote bag valued at $500, a red leather woven wallet valued at $80, $400 in cash and numerous credit cards, police said.

The woman didn’t report the theft right away, police said, because she needed to get her hair done.

Maria DiFlorio November 27, 2012 at 05:16 PM
How did she pay for the hair appointment ?

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