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Robber goes into woman’s car, steals purse and keys as she was starting it in Kirkwood Target parking lot

The robber got into a car next to hers and left the scene

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — A woman was robbed while she was in the parking lot of a Target in Kirkwood on Saturday.

According to Kirkwood police, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Kirkwood Road around 4:50 p.m.

A woman told police she got into her car, placed her purse on the passenger seat, put the keys in the ignition and prepared to start the car – but before she could start her car, an unknown person got into her car and grabbed her purse.

The robber reached over and took the keys from the ignition of her car. After that – he got into a car parked next to hers and left the scene.

The parking lot serves several businesses, including HomeGoods, Target and T.J. Maxx.

The woman was not injured.

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