Stolen Purse Returned to North Royalton Woman 15 Years After Theft

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  • Northwood, Ohio PD

A North Royalton woman had an unexpected surprise this week when she was reunited with a purse that had been stolen from her 15 years ago.

Back in 1999, a purse snatcher broke into Robin Dever's car and took her handbag, only to later abandon it in a ditch, leaving its contents intact.

Buried under layers of goop for years, it became a mini time capsule until it was unearthed on April 2 by a local woman cleaning the area.

The bag's age was easy for the police to see, after noticing it contained a brick-like cell phone and a license issued in 1998.

Police got a hold of Dever and handed the bag off to her. Happy about the finding, she responded with a Facebook-official shout-out to the police— now that's something she couldn't have done 15 years ago.

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Anne Nickoloff, a blogging intern, helps produce online content for Scene Magazine. She studies English and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University, and is involved with campus media. In her free time, Anne enjoys skiing, knitting, and exploring Cleveland.
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