Caught on Cam: Woman Uses Girl to Steal Wallet

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    Philadelphia Police

    Police have released surveillance footage that shows a woman instructing a young girl to steal a wallet at a nail salon.

    The theft took place in the Kensington section of the city on June 10, according to the video.

    A woman sitting at the nail salon is talking to a little girl as the child sits on the floor and slides a purse away from a nearby customer.

    Credit: Philadelphia Police

    The woman then goes through the purse with the girl and seems to pull out a wallet. After the wallet is concealed, the little girl carefully closes the purse and slides it back to its owner without being noticed. They then flee in an unknown direction. Police say the wallet contains ID and bank cards.

    Police are looking for information on the suspect, who they say is a 20 year-old Hispanic woman with blonde hair. They also say she was wearing a grey shirt and black sweat pants.

    If you have any information on this incident, please call Philadelphia Police.