Police Warn About Smash and Grabs

FEBRUARY 8, 2006 -- Wilmington police are issuing an alert especially aimed at women.

Police say someone is smashing car windows and stealing purses. It has happened at least seven times just in the last two days. Police say the thief is breaking the windows with a rock, then taking purses off car seats.

The thief has struck in parking lots in the 5400 block of Oleander Drive and on Shipyard Boulevard, South College Road and in the Winter Park area.