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Elm Grove Police searching for suspect who smashed car windows, stole purses

ELM GROVE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Elm Grove Police are attempting to identify a suspect and the suspect's vehicle responsible for two window smash thefts and identity thefts.

These occurred on November 24.

According to police, the suspect smashed two separate car windows in the Elm Grove Village Park and stole purses left in the vehicles.

Credit cards from those purses were used moments later at the Walmart in New Berlin to purchase gift cards.

Total damages and losses exceed $3,500, police say.

Police would like to remind citizens that suspects target vehicles in parks, daycare centers, and fitness centers when a woman exits their car without a purse because they assume it will be hidden somewhere in the car.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Elm Grove Police at 262-786-4141.

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