SAVANNAH, GA (September 8, 2014): Two Savannah College of Art and Design students and SCMPD Central Precinct Community Resourse Officer Nikeya Nelson deserve a big pat on the back.

Last Wednesday two students were walking near the Telfair Square Post Office in downtown Savannah when they noticed a purse sitting in the parking lot/median area.  They picked up the purse and brought it to the Central Precinct on Bull Street.  Inside the purse was $350 worth of blank money orders, cash, credit cards, ID, and prescription medication.

CRO Nelson contacted the Telfair Square posted office in search of the purse’s owner; she was there in the procees of canceling the money orders!  The woman said after she got the money orders she realized she had locked herself out of her car.  She sat in the shade while she waited for someone to bring her a spare key and when they arrived she got up and left her purse behind.

The woman said she was “overjoyed” and “absolutely happy” that the students turned in her purse.  She said she was “praying the whole time” because she lives on a fixed income.