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Nightclub pickpocket perp: Help identify man suspected of stealing pair of iPhones from dancing victim’s purse

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NIGHTCLUB PICKPOCKETWANTED I N SEATTLE —
Seattle Police are trying to identify this accused pickpocket.

Detectives say he stole two iPhones right from the purse of a woman on the dance floor of a nightclub in Capitol Hill on July 25th. “The two victims were dancing. The victim had done everything right. She had her purse in front of her. Well, this guy comes up and kind of bumps into her and it’s just a quick bump and she doesn’t think anything about it, then all of a sudden she realizes that her purse has been opened and two iPhones are missing. He was the only one in the area, so he was stopped by security at the scene. When they stopped him, the iPhones weren’t on him, so security took a picture and let him go, but they never did find the iPhones. So, we consider him a suspect in this case and we need his name,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

The suspect claimed he only spoke Spanish and was released before Seattle Police could respond.

If you can identify him, call an anonymous tip into:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.