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NIAGARA FALLS – An Ontario woman lost more than $3,000 in cash and property when her purse was stolen from the parking lot of the Super WalMart store on Military Road Friday afternoon, police said.

Police said the 40-year-old victim put the purse on the base of a motorized scooter she was using while shopping, and inadvertently left it there after loading purchases into her car. She drove off, but returned moments in search of the purse.

The purse contained $1,900 in cash,iPad, electronic book reader and passports, police said. Store surveillance cameras did not capture the incident, police said.