Police released footage today of a man wanted for stealing a purse and a cell phone from a woman who was eating on the U Street corridor.
The robbery happened in the Duccinis Pizza at 1778 U St. NW on Friday about 11:15 p.m.
The video from police first shows the man entering the pizza shop and walking around. He also appeared to talk to an employee of the pizza shop before leaving.
The man then returned to the eatery and fiddled with some newspapers near the door. He eventually left the newspapers alone and grabbed the woman’s purse and cell phone, which she put on a counter in front of her as she ate a slice of pizza.
The man fled, and the woman tried to chase after him.
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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Video via the Metropolitan Police Department