Thief steals Miami officer’s purse, which held her gun

Author: Associated Press
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) An off-duty police officer watching the sunrise with her boyfriend had her purse containing her gun and badge stolen.

Local media is reporting that Miami-Dade officer Jacquelyn Coello was behind the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and had set her purse on the sand. Moments later someone grabbed it. A witness alerted Coello, who chased the thief but was unable to catch him.

The purse also contained a magazine for her gun, her driver’s license, keys and cellphone.

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