Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today.
Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with this but I’ll do my best to help you out, Norma.
What you need to do is to deregister the kindle. That will prevent anyone else from accessing it, or your account.
You can do that yourself easily online (I'd be happy to guide you through the steps), but it may be easier for you to just call amazon kindle support directly. They can deactivate it, and they can also mark it as stolen which may assist you in having it located at some point and even assist the police in finding the people that took your purse.
The number to call is 866\321/8851
To deactivate yourself, click here: http://amzn.to/2aKtQp5
Choose your kindle from the list, then click on Device Actions,
you'll see options there to locate the kindle (if someone puts it onto their wifi network, you can track it), to remotely lock it, and to deregister it (which unlinks it from your account).
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