Thieves take Wal-Mart employee’s keys, drive off in vehicle with purse

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AURORA, Colo. — Officers are looking for a man and a woman suspected of stealing a woman’s vehicle while she was working at the Wal-Mart store on East Exposition Avenue, the Aurora Police Department said.

The victim told police she was using her car keys to open boxes, then set them down as she stocked shelves on Jan. 25.

Police said she noticed a man and a woman watching her work. At some point, she went to use her keys again and realized they were gone.

Fearing the keys had been stolen by the man and woman, she went to the parking lot and saw them driving away in her vehicle.

The woman ran to the vehicle and jumped on the hood, police said. The driver nearly hit two other vehicles and the victim jumped off the car, police said. The woman was not injured.

The stolen vehicle was recovered later that day in Aurora.

However, the woman had left her purse in her vehicle while she was working. One of the suspects used a credit card to make purchases at the Target store in Glendale, police said.

Anyone who knows the suspects or has information about the crimes is asked to police at 303-739-6112 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.