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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday July 27th, 2018 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT


Video Footage: Petty Theft

On July 2, 2018, a petty theft occurred at a restaurant on Bison Avenue in Newport Beach.  In the surveillance footage, you can see the method used by the suspect to commit the theft in the middle of a busy restaurant.  The man uses a sweatshirt draped over a chair to conceal his hand as he reaches into the victim's purse and removes the wallet.  After leaving the restaurant, the suspect made a fraudulent charge on one of the victim's credit cards for almost $3,000 worth of electronics.

If you can identify the suspect in this video, please contact Detective Schlottach at 949-644-3790.

The NBPD would like to remind everyone to keep an eye on your purse, wallet, cell phone, keys, and other valuables whenever you are out an about.  Be aware of your surroundings, and do not hesitate to contact us at 949-644-3717 to report suspicious activity.

The video is available on YouTube at:

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

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