Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — Police are investigating two weekend incidents in which a woman’s purse was taken from her car and a man’s car was taken from him at gunpoint.

About 10:45 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the American Legion in the first block of North Burlington Road for a car burglary, police said in a news release. The victim said the front passenger side window of her Kia Sedona was shattered and her purse was taken from the front seat.

Police did not identify the victim but said her Michael Kors purse was valued at $50 and contained personal items.

At 10:41 p.m. Sunday, police responded to Spruce Street and Garfield Avenue for a report of an armed robbery, according to the release. The victim said a black male approached him in an alleyway, pointing a gun at him.

The suspect got into the victim’s car and drove away, police said. However, officers found the car parked in the 300 block of Spruce Street.

Police did not identify the victim in the second incident.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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