Northeast Times

Three pickpocket elderly woman

Sur­veil­lance photo

A band of pick­pock­ets vic­tim­ized a 76-year-old wo­man in a North­east Bur­ger King on June 20, Phil­adelphia po­lice say.

De­tect­ives are try­ing to identi­fy two men and a wo­man who stole $180 cash, iden­ti­fic­a­tion and a med­ic­al be­ne­fits card from the un­sus­pect­ing vic­tim, who didn’t seem to no­tice her miss­ing purse un­til the thieves had ex­ited the res­taur­ant and fled to­geth­er in a gray sedan.

The crime oc­curred at about 4:16 p.m. at 2550 Welsh Road, just east of Roosevelt Boulevard. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the vic­tim was stand­ing at the front counter of the res­taur­ant when a man bumped in­to her and a second man grabbed her purse while con­ceal­ing it with a food tray. A wo­man who had entered the res­taur­ant with the men had also been crowding the vic­tim when the theft oc­curred. Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as re­cor­ded the crime on video.

One thief was de­scribed as a black man, 6 feet tall, with a blue shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The second thief was de­scribed as a black man, 6 feet 1 inch tall, with a black shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The wo­man sus­pect was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 4 inches tall, wear­ing a white sleeve­less top with a flor­al pat­tern and jeans skirt. She has a tat­too on her left shoulder. The three were seen leav­ing the area in a four-door gray sedan.

Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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