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Good Samaritan Thwarts Grocery Store Thief

(La Porte, IN) - A woman had her wallet taken while shopping in La Porte yesterday afternoon.  However, she got her wallet back thanks to a good Samaritan confronting the suspect, who managed to slip away.


According to police, a 53 year old woman was at Al’s Supermarket about 4 p.m. on Tuesday.   She was approached in one of the store aisles by a man asking her about some body wash.  He walked away but quickly the woman noticed the wallet from the purse she had in her shopping cart was gone.  Police said the fleeing thief was confronted by a man outside the grocery store then dropped the wallet before fleeing in a black SUV.


Nothing was taken from the wallet, police said.

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