By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are searching for the Halloween grinch who was caught on tape stealing decorations.

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The theft happened at about 3:20 a.m. on October 23rd outside a home in the 1100 block of Fitzgerald Street in South Philadelphia.

Surveillance cameras were rolling as a car drove past the home. A few moments later, the female suspect got out of the car and approached the home.

WATCH: Surveillance Video


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The woman spent nearly two minutes trying to remove a Halloween decoration before she was successful.

The suspect then ran from the home with the decoration in her hand.

She is described as a white female, 30-40 years-of-age, 5’4″-5’6″, with a thin build and her hair pulled in a bun. She was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call 911 or 215.686.TIPS.

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