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MEDIA RELEASE
July 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2017
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On Sunday, July 16, 2017, around 1:00 am, a female victim reported she either lost or had her wallet stolen from her purse while at Sharkie’s Bar, 110 Sowers Street.  Surveillance video was reviewed and revealed two black males pulling up to the front of Sharkie’s in a tan 4-door, older model Buick.  The passenger exited the vehicle while on talking on a cell phone and enters the bar.  The suspect male told door staff he “lost or left” his wallet inside the bar and asked to go inside to get it.  The suspect bypassed the ID scanner with this story and went into the bar.  A brief time later the suspect focused on the female victim that walked up to the basement bar.  While the victim was distracted ordering a drink the suspect male stands behind the victim and removes her wallet from her purse.  The suspect goes back to the other side of the bar, conceals the wallet on his person and immediately exits the basement bar and leaves the area in the tan Buick.
 
We are urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact the State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150, by email or submit an anonymous tip through our website.
 
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Detective J. W. Aston #3290

 
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