Thieves snatch purse, steal car from woman's home

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An Atlanta woman is afraid after thieves steal her purse at a gas station, then did the unthinkable.

"I knew they had my personal information in that purse, so there was a very good chance they would come to my home for more," the woman told FOX 5 Monday.

The victim doesn't want to be identified but said Saturday night, hours after the snatch and grab at the Kroger gas station on Moreland Ave., the criminals showed up at her home in Ormewood Park.

"It was around 11:15 p.m. when my car alarm went off," the woman said. "I knew it was them."

The woman said she hid in her bedroom, called 911 and prayed the thieves wouldn't come in her home.

"No one should ever have to feel that way," she said.

As she spoke frantically with the 911 operator, the crooks got into her car and drove away.

"I spend my Saturday nights with friends, these criminals spend it stealing purses and cars," she said.

Once officers arrived, the woman said she noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in front of her neighbor's home.

"It was a stolen car the criminals used to come to my house to steal mine and inside officers found some of my credit cards as well as other victim's cards as well," she said.

Atlanta Police said it is possible these criminals are connected to other crimes in the area.