Car Windows Smashed, Purses Stolen from Parking Lots

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

"We live in such a wonderful community and you don't expect that to happen, and that's the sad part," the woman said.

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- If you have the habit of leaving your valuables in the car in plain sight, you might want to change that.

There have been several car break-ins in the area, and one of the victims is speaking out as a warning to others.

"It's just violating knowing someone was possibly watching you get out of the car with your family and your children and waiting to see if you had your purse with you," the victim said.

She was watching a volleyball game at Phil Moore Park about 7:30 Tuesday night while thieves were breaking windows of her mini-van and stealing her purse.

While the woman wasn't comfortable sharing her name or photo, she wanted to share her story to warn others.

"Check book, gift cards -- I have over $100 worth of gift cards from Christmas that I was waiting to spend in the spring. I had that, cash, and unfortunately, my daughter's little wallet was in there with mine, and they had also stole her wallet that had $81 in it that she had earned in her entrepreneur fair at school," she said, listing just some of the items that were stolen.

That woman wasn't the only victim Tuesday night.

"Three confirmed, and currently the deputies investigating those cases are working closely with Bowling Green police on some similar incidents," said Stephen Harmon, from the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Bowling Green police say another car was broken into at the Warren County Board of Education about that time.

"We live in such a wonderful community and you don't expect that to happen, and that's the sad part," the woman said.

But not expecting a crime like that sent her to the bank to cancel her accounts today.

"Sheriff Gaines urges people not to leave valuables, including electronics, purses and anything else of significant value in plain sight," Harmon said.

The woman said the thief hadn't made any purchases with her credit cards yet, and her van was in the shop for repairs today.

Officials say there is no known suspect in the cases and to report any suspicious behavior.

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