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December 12, 2016

WATCH: Trio hatches brazen plan to steal beer in Port Richmond

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Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help Monday identifying three suspects accused of stealing a case of beer in front of security cameras at a Port Richmond distributor.

The Philadelphia Police Department said the incident occurred Wednesday around 12:50 p.m. at Total Beer at 2431 Castor Ave.

According to police, the trio entered the store and obtained a case of Angry Orchard. The female suspect approached the counter and placed the beer near the automatic sliding door. As a male suspect distracted an employee by pretending to make a purchase, another male suspect kicked the case closer to the exit. A short time later, according to police, the group left the store with the merchandise without paying.

Police said the three were seen fleeing the scene in a red 1999 Acura sedan.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the East Detective Division at (215) 686-3243/3244.