Cops: Woman Gets Robbed Twice in Hours

The second time, it was on her way to police station
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2012 5:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police say a western Pennsylvania woman had her checkbook stolen, and as she went to the police station to report the crime, her purse was swiped. Seventy-two-year-old Harriet Sweger says she was first robbed by a woman who bumped into her and grabbed her checkbook at a grocery store. The McKees Rocks woman says she was driving to a police station when she stopped to ask for directions and had a man reach into her car and grab her purse. Police have a suspect in the latter theft.

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