Latest News

Woman Watches Over Little Girl As She Steals a Wallet

Playing Woman Watches Over Little Girl As She Steals a Wallet

Surveillance footage shows a woman watching over a young girl as she apparently swipes a wallet from a purse.

The pint-sized pickpocket appears to pinch the wallet from a bag on the back of a chair in Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar in Addison, Texas while the woman shields her from other diners.

Read: Restaurant Offers Free Pizza For a Year To Anyone Who Helps Catch Thief

Footage shows the wallet in the little girl's hand before they leave with another, younger child.

The wallet, which was taken from the bag on January 1, contained a debit card, a visa card, the owner's driving license and $5 in cash, according to a police report.

Addison Police released the footage in a bid to track down the woman overseeing the ruse.

A representative for Addison Police told INSIDE EDITION no arrests have been made but said the video has led to several tips.

On seeing the video, some patrons said they recognize the duo from other thefts in the area, the representative added.

A woman told KDFW she was the victim of a similar theft in November. When she watched the surveillance footage from Snuffer's, she recognized the woman, she said.

Read: Man Steals Python From Pet Store By Putting It In His Pants: 'He's Lucky It Wasn't Feeding Day'

"It breaks my heart for the children because they don't have a choice," Karen Arthur told the channel. "She's teaching them this lifestyle and it’s tragic."

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Addison Police at 972-450-7115 or email

Watch: Thief Snatches an Elderly Woman's Purse While Praying in Church

Share Share on Facebook Tweet Share on Twitter
Receive Breaking News

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your e-mail was submitted successfully.
Sorry, your email address was not processed. Please try again.
Around the Web