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Police Seek Female Pickpocket in Suspected Northeast LA Restaurant Crime Spree

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She has allegedly snatched wallets in both Glendale and Pasadena cafes and restaurants

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Glendale Police Department

The Glendale Police Department is asking the public for assistance in nabbing a pickpocket that has allegedly been lifting wallets from customers at a string of Pasadena and Glendale cafes and restaurants. GPD detectives shared surveillance images of the suspect yesterday, after victims reported their wallets stolen.

So far, the Glendale Police Department has not named which businesses the incidents took place in, as the investigation is still pending and victims may still be coming forward. Several have already informed the police after noticing strange charges for computer equipment following the theft. The Los Angeles Daily News was the first to report on the spree.

In a statement, Glendale Police Department said every victim had their wallet stolen while dining in either Glendale or Pasadena. The Pasadena Police Department issued a warning to unsuspecting diners: “While it may seem convenient to leave your open purse in the shopping cart’s child seating area, or hung over your chair at the restaurant, this is when you are most vulnerable.”

The suspect is a woman between 20 and 30 years old, with a medium to heavy build, and long brown hair that is sometimes dyed blue. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Glendale or Pasadena Police.