Woman reports purse with $1,000 in cash stolen in Rogers

RogPoliceBadgeA woman who was traveling through Rogers reported that her purse containing $1,000 in cash was stolen from a gas station.

A Rogers Police officer was dispatched to a theft that occurred Saturday, April 26, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. at a business in the 13100 block of Main Street.

The victim was no longer in the area and requested a phone call. Officer made phone contact with the reporting party who was traveling from Michigan to Montana and stopped to get gas.  She stated she went inside to use the restroom and noticed they had fruit. She went back to her vehicle to get some money from her hand purse. She placed the hand purse on the passenger seat and went back inside to purchase some fruit.

She stated she then got back on the roadway. When she got to Avon, Minn., she stopped and was looking for her hand purse but was unable to locate the purse.  She believed when she went inside to purchase the fruit someone entered her unlock vehicle and took her hand purse.  She described the hand purse to be 3 by 4 inches in size with a dark navy back and embroidering in multiple colors on the front.

She state she had about $1,000 dollars in cash, a Wells Fargo VISA credit card and a DUFC Debit Card. Police said the victim was very upset and was unsure what to do. Victim was provided phone numbers for both of the cards and was advised to contact them and cancel the card. Officer did inform her to request if there was any transactions/active on either card.

The victim was provided a case number. Officer made contact with employees at the business to check for surveillance photograph.  They were unable to check the cameras but would advise management.  The employee was provided a case number and officer’s work cellphone number. Officer again made phone contact with victim who stated she had cancelled both cards.  She state there was no transactions or activity on either card.

Officer assisted victim with multiple question she had about traveling with no money or forms of payment and assisted with some possible options.