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Purse thieves may be moving into Brevard County, police say

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – Melbourne police say a group of thieves that rob women at gas stations may be targeting Brevard County.

Police said the robbers have moved up the coast from South Florida.

In the robberies, the thieves look for unlocked car doors and steal purses while drivers are pumping gas or when they are inside the store, according to police.

Police say they are warning everyone to be on alert and to keep their car doors locked.