VIDEO: Philly police seeking woman who used kid as thief

Philadelphia police hope the public can help them identify a woman caught on surveillance video seemingly using a young child to help her steal a wallet at a Front Street nail salon last week.

The crime occurred at Magic Nails Salon on June 10 about 3:45 p.m.

Surveillance video posted by the Police Department on YouTube Tuesday appears to show the suspect directing the young child to remove the wallet from a woman’s purse while inside the nail salon, which is located at 3258 Front St.

Police described the suspect as Hispanic, about 20 years old and with blonde hair. She was wearing a gray shirt and black pants.

The wallet contained the victim’s bank cards and various forms of identification, according to police.

Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call East Detectives at 215-686-3243/3244.



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