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Police: 2 steal wallet from woman in Manayunk, charge over $2,000

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects wanted for fraud in Manayunk.

The incident happened at 8:00 p.m. on July 3rd at The Spiral Book store at 110 Cotton Street.

Police say a 35-year-old woman was inside the store when a male and female took her wallet from her purse containing numerous credit cards, debit cards, business cards and identification.

A short time later the victim was contacted and informed that her cards were used at a K-Mart store in Philadelphia to purchase items totaling $2107.99.

While reviewing surveillance video obtained from the K-Mart, the victim immediately recognized the suspects from being in the bookstore with her.

Police describe the suspects as a black male, 30 to40 years-of-age, stocky build, wearing a white polo shirt, blue jeans and a multicolored baseball hat and a black female, 30 to 40 years-of-age, stocky build, wearing a dark colored baseball hat, multicolored shirt and blue jeans.

Police released the surveillance video on their YouTube page.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.

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