Woman hides in Coach store, steals purses worth nearly $4,000, police say

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Palo Alto police believe a woman slept inside a store at the Stanford Shopping Center in order to steal some pricey purses.

Officers discovered her leaving the Coach store when they responded to a call about a burglar alarm early Monday morning.

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They took her into custody and found she had nearly four-thousand dollars worth of Coach items.

Police suspect the woman entered the store while it was open on Sunday and then hid from employees before it closed for the night.
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