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New Albany: Car window smashed to gain access to purse, police say

New Albany police are investigating the theft of a purse between 9 and 10 a.m. Jan. 12 from a car parked in the 6300 block of Dublin-Granville Road.

The passenger-side window was broken to gain access, according to the police report.

The purse contained eye glasses, a cellphone, various gift cards, $90 in cash, a driver's license, credit cards and an MP3 player, with a combined value of $1,605, the report said.

The victim was canceling credit cards before police arrived and found that several of the cards already had been used at various gas stations in the area, the report said.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Police are investigating criminal damaging to a mailbox in the 7000 block of Landon Lane that occurred at 5 p.m. Jan. 11, according to police reports.

The post holding the mailbox had been bent at the ground, the report said.

* Police found an abandoned mountain bicycle valued at $200 Jan. 15 on Fodor Woods at Swickard Woods Boulevard. The bicycle was reported by someone who saw it at 6:46 p.m., the report said.

* A resident of the 7000 block of Dean Farm Road brought marijuana he said he found in his home to the police station at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 16, according to police reports.

An officer confirmed it was 0.45 grams of marijuana and seized it, the report said.