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Tonawanda officer’s police badge stolen in Allentown

Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Kelly J. Wright found herself the victim of a purse snatching Sunday at Jim’s Steakout in Buffalo’s Allentown section.

Not only did the thief get her purse, but also her police badge.

Buffalo police said Wright told them she left her purse at a booth in the eatery at 194 Allen St., but when she returned, the purse was gone. Her purse contained her police badge, wallet, debit card, personal papers, identification and keys.

The restaurant has surveillance footage from the incident, police said.