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UPDATE: Stolen purse found after taken from family car

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A family admiring the plane outside of the VFW on Carolina Beach Road fell victim to a larceny Sunday afternoon. A family admiring the plane outside of the VFW on Carolina Beach Road fell victim to a larceny Sunday afternoon.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A family admiring the plane outside of the VFW on Carolina Beach Road fell victim to a larceny Sunday afternoon.

Police in Wilmington responded to the parking lot near Marion Drive shortly after 3:00 p.m.

William Lopez, who called 911, said his mother was inside Little Caesars to pick up pizza while the rest of the family walked toward the plane.

Lopez said he saw a man go in to the family car, grab his mom's purse, then drive away in a white car.  

The purse was later found on the side of the road at the corner of Independence Blvd. and River Rd.

The car was traveling north on Carolina Beach Road, according to Lopez.

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