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Man Uses Young Girl to Steal Purse From Nail Salon

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    Man Uses Young Girl to Steal Purse From Nail Salon
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: A woman has a manicure during the Designer Couture Trunk Show hosted by Noelle Reno at The Collection on June 10, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

    Surveillance footage shows a man using a young girl to steal a purse from a Philadelphia nail salon.

    Authorities say a man used a girl of about 10 or 11 to make off with the bag from a South Philadelphia nail salon on Sunday.

    Footage from a security camera shows the man walking into the salon and telling employees his wife and daughters would be there soon.

    After a woman and two girls arrived, the man appears to signal one girl, who crawls around a desk and opens a cabinet. The woman who came in with the child appears to distract an approaching employee and the girl puts the purse inside her own. The entire group quickly leaves.

    Sgt. John Evans says police believe this isn't the first time the man has used the girl to steal.