Thursday, July 2, 2015

VIDEO: Brazen wallet thief at Upper Darby car wash

A thief made a clean getaway after stealing a man's wallet at an Upper Darby car wash on Sunday.

VIDEO: Brazen wallet thief at Upper Darby car wash

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A thief made a clean getaway after stealing a man’s wallet at an Upper Darby car wash on Sunday.

The 55-year-old victim had just gotten his car cleaned at the 69th Street Car Wash around 10:30 a.m. and had his wallet out to tip the employees when another driver, whose car had also just emerged from the wash, snatched the man’s wallet right out of his hand, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The wallet contained $1,500, police said.

Instead of writing down the thief’s license plate number, the victim tried to get into the man’s car, a white Toyota Camry, but was eventually pushed out by the wallet snatcher.

The victim refused medical treatment and now police are looking for the man in the video responsible for the theft.

“Even getting your car washed in this day and age at 10:30 in the morning you have to be aware of your surroundings,” Chitwood said. “This guy got $1,500, he got his car washed and he probably didn’t even tip the employee.”

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