Woman creates device to fight back on purse thefts

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

She's just wanting to fight back when it comes to crime. Now a Somerset woman has come up with a creative way, that was sparked after a story on WKYT.

Sally Robinson says she got the idea from a Crime Stoppers story here on WKYT last year.

Her new "Purse Keyper" attaches purses to shopping carts and will soon be sold at Dillard's stores at 100 locations across the country.

"You all will have something about purses being stolen out of the shopping cars so I thought I needed to create something to carry my purse and protect it", says Sally Robinson.

The device will be launched tomorrow at the Dillard's in Fayette Mall. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be tea and cookies for the event, and from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. there will be wine and cheese.

You can also pick up the Purse Keyper at the Dillard's at the Mall of St. Matthews in Louisville.

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  • by John Location: Somerset on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    Out a "free" sign on your purse, they will leave it alone!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 at 07:02 PM
    I always use the child restraint strap that is in most of the shopping carts these days, by running it through my purse strap before latching it. Good idea I suppose for the carts that don't already have the straps in them.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Apr 28, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    Can't wait to see these pink carabiners at Big Lots.
  • by Anonymous Location: harlan on Apr 28, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    i have been strapping my purse in for years, to the childs safety belt. But not all shopping carts have those..
  • by Maribeth Location: Lexington on Apr 28, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    I just click the seatbelt around mine. It's cheaper. Wrap the belt around the handle and click.


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