Purse Stolen from Unlocked Vehicle in Polk Valley Park

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Lower Saucon Township Police said Monday they are investigating another theft from an unlocked vehicle in Polk Valley Park.

In a post on the department’s Crimewatch site, police said a purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the lower lot of Polk Valley Park on Saturday, March 16, between 7 and 8:30 a.m.

“The purse contained identification, credit cards and less than $200 cash,” police said.

Police further stated that there was a “suspicious vehicle” in the parking area at the time of the theft.

They said that that vehicle was described as a “junky” looking gray, four-door Honda sedan with a broken driver’s side rear hubcap and missing a front driver’s side hubcap.

“The vehicle was occupied by a disheveled large white male wearing glasses and a jersey-type shirt that had ‘Butler 21’ on it,” police said.

“Anyone who has information on the aforementioned vehicle or male observed in the area is asked to submit a tip through our Crimewatch tip line or phone police at 610-317-6110,” they added.

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Credit: Google Maps Street View screen capture

The entrance to Polk Valley Park, 2068 Polk Valley Road in Lower Saucon Township (FILE PHOTO)

Polk Valley Park is located along Polk Valley Road near the Saucon Valley School District campus. In addition to fields and trails, it contains a playground, pavilion and dog park.

Less than a month ago, police said a woman’s purse containing cash, credit cards and a cell phone was stolen from an unlocked vehicle left in the park’s upper lot while the woman and a male companion were on a walk.

In that case, police said the couple told them that when they parked the car they noticed a white man wearing a dark blue hoodie and blue jeans or sweatpants nearby.

They reportedly told officers the man was walking back and forth in the area of the pavilion and that they felt his behavior was suspicious.

Township police continue to remind residents to lock their vehicles and hide from view any valuables they leave inside them.

Monday’s police department post was accompanied by a graphic that warned residents: “Beware. Do not tempt thieves. Do not leave valuables in view. Lock your car.”

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