MASON CITY – Mason City police have confirmed that on Tuesday evening a purse with a gun inside was stolen from a person visiting East Park
According to police, on Tuesday night a person parked their vehicle in East Park near the bandshell. “The victim and her relatives walked away from the vehicle. The victim left her purse inside the vehicle. The purse and a backpack were reported stolen from the vehicle a short time later. There was no forced entry to the vehicle so we are assuming the vehicle was unlocked. A handgun was inside the purse besides cash, credit cards, etc.”
An NIT reader who was nearby when the incident was unfolding said Tuesday night that “Lady had a permit to conceal and she left it in her car in her purse and the window open. Police where down there by the bandshell parking lot for quite some time.”
Police are urging anyone with information to contact the MCPD.