Thieves steal Florida deputy’s purse while she pumps gas

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities tracked down two men and two teens accused of stealing a purse from an off-duty South Florida deputy’s car while she was pumping gas.

News outlets report that Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Sylviane Wernath didn’t lock her car Wednesday evening as she filled her gas tank. A car pulled up beside her vehicle and someone opened the deputy’s door and took the purse with a cellphone and gun inside.

An incident report says she called 911 and investigators used the phone’s GPS to track it to a Dania Beach motel. They had a vehicle description so the motel clerk gave police the name of the person who rented the room.

The suspects were arrested. Inside the room, police recovered credit cards, purses and phones that didn’t belong to the suspects. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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