Police Release Surveillance Video Of Bicycle Pickpocket Suspect

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a new twist on an age old crime: A pickpocket on wheels.

After checking through a number of surveillance videos, police investigators believe they have a solid description of the man who pedaled alongside KYW Newsradio’s own Hadas Kuznits and plucked the wallet out of her pocket as she was riding her bike Monday evening in the area of 8th and Walnut.

It took him all of about 15 minutes to start running up her credit cards with small purchases, cigarettes and junk food.

He also tried to withdraw $200 in cash from an ATM, but was denied.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20’s, small in stature and speaks with a British accent. He also has an extra large backpack, leading investigators to believe he may be a transient, who saw an opportunity to steal while passing through town.

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One Comment

  1. I-I-I-I'm wicked and I'm lazy says:

    I-I-I-I’m wicked and I’m lazy
    Ooooh, don’t you wanna save me
    Some folks they got money an’ some folks lives are sweet
    Some folks make decisions an’ some folks clean the streets, now
    Imagine what it feels like, imagine how it sounds
    Imagine life is perfect an’ everything works out

    Hard men, hard lives
    Hard keepin’ it all inside
    Good times, good God
    I’m so lazy I almost stop!

    1. Anonymous One says:

      Geeeez man. Where’s all that coming from? Calm down. Get some help.

  2. Crash Bandicoot says:

    It shows him swiping the card and then it looks as if he’s putting in the pin. My question is, if the card is stolen, how does he know the pin? He couldn’t withdraw cash from the ATM because he didn’t know that pin.

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