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May 26, 2016

Police seek suspect in purse theft at Reading Terminal Market

Surveillance video shows suspect grab purse May 20

Investigation Theft
052616_PursetheftReadingTerminal Source/Philadelphia Police Department

Suspect flees from Reading Terminal Market after stealing purse on May 20, 2016.

Philadelphia police are seeking assistance from the public to locate and identify a suspect in a theft last Friday at Reading Terminal Market.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at around 1:50 p.m. on May 20. The victim, a 36-year-old female, was sitting inside Reading Terminal Market at 51 North 12th Street with her purse on the arm of her chair. After a brief period of time, the victim noticed that her purse was missing.

Surveillance footage from the area shows the suspect reach over a railing and take the purse before fleeing from the terminal east on Filbert Street.

The suspect is described as a 50-year-old black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a white T-shirt, blue jeans, black and white sneakers, a black baseball hat, and a dark backpack.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093/3094.