A Martinez woman called authorities early Monday claiming someone broke into her vehicle as she dropped her child off at daycare.
The 32-year-old woman said she parked her 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer outside A Child’s World, 4204 Columbia Road in Martinez, at about 7:45 a.m. After the woman walked her child inside, someone broke out the passenger window of her sport utility vehicle and stole her purse, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
A deputy reviewed video surveillance footage, which showed the woman walk her child inside. Soon after, a burgundy Nissan passenger car pulled up next to the woman’s vehicle. A man got out of the sedan, looked inside the SUV, broke the passenger window and stole the purse, containing her credit card, drivers license, checkbook, savings account numbers and $50 in cash, according to the report.
The thief got back into his car and left headed east on Columbia Road.