Caught on Cam: Thief Steals Purse From School Employee Helping Student During Emergency

A guidance counselor who was assisting with CPR on a student during an emergency inside a Philadelphia school had her purse stolen, police said.

The incident happened about 4:20 p.m. on January 7 inside the Prima Charter School in the 3500 block of Frankford Avenue.

According to investigators, a student had a medical emergency inside the school and a 32-year-old counselor came to their aid.

The counselor placed her purse on a stairway located inside the school where the emergency occurred.

Surveillance cameras outside the school captured an unknown male entering the school and walking up and down several stairwells.

At one point, the suspect is seen grabbing the victim’s purse and eventually leaving the school.

The purse contained the victim’s credit cards and identification.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact police.

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