A thief stole a woman's purse from her home while she was outside holding her dying son, who had been hit by a car, a neighbor said Saturday.

Alan Campling, 7, was hit by the car Friday after he ran into the street to fetch a ball. He died of his injuries.While his mother was holding him, a thief crept into her home and took her purse, which held $33, said the neighbor, Trisha Garrod.