Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Rochester Police Department is reminding residents to not keep valuables in their vehicle after a smash and grab was reported Monday evening. 

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Police Captain Casey Moilanen says officers responded to the reported theft at Foster-Arend Park in northeast Rochester. A woman at the park told police she parked her vehicle around 6 p.m. and returned shortly before 8 p.m. to find a window in her vehicle smashed out and her purse missing. 

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Moilanen says the woman is out an estimated $60 for the purse. The cost to replace the smashed out window is not yet known. Moilanen said potential thieves often patrol Rochester’s parking lots looking for valuables left inside of vehicles. 

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