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2018-09-12 / Local News

Town of Tonawanda Police seeking help identifying larceny suspect


A larceny suspect wanted by Town of Tonawanda police, seen here in a surveillance image, is believed to have stolen a wallet a woman unknowingly dropped on July 23 in the Family Dollar store at 2375 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. A larceny suspect wanted by Town of Tonawanda police, seen here in a surveillance image, is believed to have stolen a wallet a woman unknowingly dropped on July 23 in the Family Dollar store at 2375 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. The Town of Tonawanda Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man who allegedly stole a woman’s wallet left at a Family Dollar store on Sheridan Drive in July.

Police provided surveillance footage of the suspect, a heavyset older African-American man with a gray stripe in his hair, who is seen picking up a wallet off the floor just inside the entrance of the store at 2375 Sheridan Drive at approximately 5:30 p.m. July 23. Police said the woman unknowingly dropped the wallet while exiting the store.

The man reportedly left the scene driving a small to mid-sized black SUV. The surveillance footage indicates that he was last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants, gray shoes and glasses.

Those who recognize the man are asked to call the department’s criminal investigation bureau at 879-6633. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call the department’s confidential tip line at 879-6606.

To view the surveillance footage, visit the department’s Twitter account at www.twitter.com/TTPD, or its Facebook account at www.facebook.com/TownPolice.

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