May 26, 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.