Good Samaritans turn out to be thieves after crash in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. —  A group of thieves took a woman’s purse from inside of her car after she was involved in a car crash.

Police say a group of men appeared to be helping her after she was involved in a crash with another driver at the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and West Florida Street.

The woman’s boyfriend, who did not want to be identified, said witnesses told him they saw the men go for her purse and then drive off.

“I didn’t see the exact thing but I know from what everybody else is telling me that one of the guys reached in the car grabbed her purse and ran and jumped into their car and peeled off,” he said.

Other witnesses on the scene came to the woman’s aid.

“To go out of your way to act like you’re helping somebody just too take everything they own,” the woman’s boyfriend said.

Greensboro police are investigating the crash and the larceny separately.

“If you know them — just give her her stuff back,” the man said.

If you have any information on this case you are urged to contact police.

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