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Thief steals officer's purse, which held her gun

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Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 05:25:58-04

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An off-duty Florida police officer watching the sunrise with her boyfriend had her purse containing her gun and badge stolen.

Local media is reporting that Miami-Dade officer Jacquelyn Coello was behind the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and had set her purse on the sand. Moments later someone grabbed it. A witness alerted Coello, who chased the thief but was unable to catch him.

The purse also contained a magazine for her gun, her driver's license, keys and cellphone.