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January 12, 2016

WATCH: Alleged thief steals purse as school counselor performs CPR on student

Police say incident was caught on video inside the Ad Prima Charter School

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Philadelphia police are seeking help identifying this man, who allegedly stole a school counselor's purse as she helped perform CPR on a student who was having a medical emergency.

A counselor at a school in the city's Harrowgate neighborhood had her purse stolen as she helped perform CPR on a student, according to information released by Philadelphia police Tuesday morning. 

The incident occurred Jan. 6 at about 4:22 p.m. as the 32-year-old woman who works at the Ad Prima Charter School, 3556 Frankford Ave., was caring for a student having a medical emergency. 

Police said that while the woman tended to the child, she placed her purse on a stairway inside the school, and when she returned minutes later, the handbag was missing. 

WATCH the school's surveillance video here: 

After reviewing school surveillance, police said that a Hispanic male can be seen allegedly taking the purse.

More images of the suspect thief can be seen below. Anyone with information should call Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477 or text a tip to 773847. Tips can be sent anonymously here.

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Philadelphia police are seeking help identifying this man, who allegedly stole a school counselor's purse as she helped perform CPR on a student who was having a medical emergency.

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Philadelphia police are seeking help identifying this man, who allegedly stole a school counselor's purse as she helped perform CPR on a student who was having a medical emergency.

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