Saturday, September 5, 2015

Steals on wheels: Pickpocket-cyclist sought by police

Police are spinning their wheels looking for a pickpocket-cyclist who rode his bike next to a woman, snatched her wallet and pedaled away Monday night.

Steals on wheels: Pickpocket-cyclist sought by police

0 comments

Police are spinning their wheels looking for a pickpocket-cyclist who rode his bike next to a woman, snatched her wallet and pedaled away Monday night.

The robbery happened in Center City on Walnut Street near 8th around 7:35 p.m., police said.

The woman, who is a KYW Newsradio reporter, was riding her bike when the suspect approached her and stole her wallet, police said. She chased the man south on 8th Street toward Pine, and police said the suspect shook the victim from his trail after he turned onto 9th Street.

The man used the woman’s credit cards at convenience stores within 15 minutes of the incident, police said. The suspect was recorded on a store’s surveillance system, and police posted footage online in hopes that help from the public leads to an arrest.

The suspect is described as a thin white man who is in his early 20s, has long dark hair and weighs about 165 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoody, a gray wool hat, faded blue jeans, gray sneakers and a black backpack with aqua blue shoulder straps, police said.

Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr and Vinny Vella.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter
Topics: