It is a sign of the times and I think a wakeup call about carrying a purse. It may be time to leave the purse and carry your ATM card or credit card in your pocket. Even with a CCW if someone is purse snatching, you do not have the cause to shoot the jerk. Now if you feel threatened, that's another story. Generally, purse snatchers are cowards that pick on the vulnerable. Parking lots, at night are just not safe for most women who are alone unless you have the self defense techniques you need to defend yourself.
I don't expect everything handed to me. Just set it down anywhere.