Shopper Loses Purse Containing Over $25k In Jewelry

A Maryland woman said she lost $25,200 in jewelry while doing some Memorial Day weekend shopping in Smithfield.

The 63 year-old woman, from Mechanicville, MD went to several stores at the Carolina Premium Outlet Center Sunday afternoon. A short time after leaving, she realized her purse was missing. Inside the purse were the expensive jewelry items, $180 in cash, plus her identification.

The victim told police she retraced her steps to each store she visited but could not locate her purse. Police said the woman did not remember the last place she had her purse.

Smithfield Police are investigating the incident.