August 06, 2016
SEPTA police are seeking a man who stole a bag containing passports aboard a bus traveling in Northeast Philly.
On Saturday morning, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III announced that police are offering amnesty if the thief returns the stolen property by 5 p.m. on Monday.
A family is scheduled to travel overseas on Tuesday and need the passports, Nestel said.
Sir, the bag you took has the passports of a family who was supposed to travel out of the country on Tue. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/RIVelzyT3Y— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) August 6, 2016
Amnesty offer: If you return the bag & contents to the Transit Police by 5pm on Monday, you will not be charged 2/2 pic.twitter.com/57ho4oQDnz— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) August 6, 2016
According to 6ABC, the theft occurred Thursday in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philly. The suspect boarded the Route 58 bus at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh Avenues and departed at Bustleton Avenue and Strahle Street.
Anyone with information can call SEPTA police at 215-580-8111.