Wig Store Owner Speaks Out About Child Who Stole Wallet

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — On Saturday, April 9, just after 8:30 p.m., Wilmington Police were called to Downtown Wigs located in the 700 block of North Market Street on a theft complaint.

When officers arrived, they spoke with the owner of the shop who told them that his mother’s purse had been stolen out of the back room. The owner then showed police surveillance video of the theft, in which a woman can be seen directing her young son to go into the back room and take the purse.

Wilmington police say they’re getting closer to finding the woman and little boy.

Eyewitness News was the only crew on scene when police went into a home in Newark, Delaware in search of the suspects. They didn’t not find who they were looking for but said they had a few more leads to chase.

Friday, the owner of Downtown Wigs, spoke publicly about the incident, which lasted only four minutes.

“I’m fine, but I was very upset,” she said. “I can’t believe it. When I called police, and they come here, they said the same thing.”

The owner tells police the estimated value of money taken was around $300.

The incident is still under investigation.

Jericka Duncan reports…

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 302-576-3620 or 302-576-3625.

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  • J Hefernan

    how sad :( when they find the pair the child needs to be taken by the state and put in foster care since the mother is not a good parent, the mother should pay restitution and get jail time. Her punishment needs to be jail time, restitution and the loss of her parenting privileges!!! Sorry for the child involved becuase he could b a productive member of society with the right leadership!

  • NEE

    The nerve of this woman to steal from the ownwer ,but then to come back in the store to get her eyebrow done. And to have a child mix up in her criminal activities. IS UNBELIEVEABLE

  • leviblue

    faimly outting gone wrong or future inmate in training….Jr should of seen the camreas guess no 40’s and newports for him tonight

  • Stephanie Palmer

    Unfortunately any woman can have a baby. I always thought the talent was in not getting pregnant. I guess it’s only true if you don’t want a partner in crime.

  • latrine

    Babydaddy gettin lil Dey dey a 9 mil. fo his b’day cause now he a man, yo

  • Guess Who

    I’ll answer for him. We’re not a minority; we’re just not allowed to speak up. And when we do, libt ards like you try to censor us.

    And we’re not dying off. There are more and more of us every day.

    NEWSFLASH: The brainwashing isn’t working!

    • Anarchy Now

      Well, it worked on that idiot. Don’t worry. The country’s about to collapse. These “people” she defends will be hungry soon, and they’ll probably look to her because she’s got “sucker” written all over her. Every one of these “people” will take everything she has to give, and once they’ve taken it all, they’ll steal what she has but cannot give. She will either starve slowly or will be killed desperately trying to fight these “people” off. The thought of it makes me laugh. :)

      I’m assuming this is a woman because I’ve only heard stupid Oprah watchers say this. If you’re male, hang your head in shame. Seriously.

  • pat brown

    How true!

  • pat brown

    Let me guess? She taught her baby to steal because her welfare check ran out. I guess when you buy Louie bags and the best cells phone and 14k earrings with your name on them and tats and smokes ,you and your family must steal from people who work for their money.

  • Jim Wilmer

    People like her believe they have no future. So they take down all around them. They are angry inside, hurting others is there way of getting even. Children or elderly, they are just to be used.

  • fdjfiwoqfjdklav

    ” They didn’t not find who they were looking for but said they had a few more leads to chase.”

    Oh good, I’m glad they found her. Wonder why they’re still chasing leads.

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  • Gavrick

    Poor child. Momma should have had her tubes tied at puberty.

  • PJ

    Future criminal in training . . .

    • concerned citizen

      Its a shame… children / teens have enough bad distractions and peer pressures that they have to deal with and this boys’ mother is just pushing him along to that road of destruction.

      • ,,,,,,,,,

        Yep. This is child abuse. Right now, we feel bad for him, but 10 years from now if he does what he was raised to do, we’ll just blame him and never look back. She’s not thinking ahead when she does this to her child.

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