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Chandler PD helps boy get money back after wallet stolen

6-year-old boy gets money back after stolen from Walmart
Posted at 4:03 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 18:14:04-05

CHANDLER, AZ — A 6-year-old Valley boy who had his wallet stolen from a Walmart store last week has a reason to smile again, thanks to the Chandler Police Department.

Chandler patrol officers teamed up to get the boy a new wallet and all of his Christmas and birthday money back.

Chandler police say the boy was with his mother around 9 p.m. last Wednesday when he dropped his wallet containing $200 of saved-up birthday and Christmas money.

Surveillance cameras at the store near Arizona Avenue and Pecos Road captured video of a woman who picked up the wallet. She made no effort to return the wallet or locate the owner, resulting in what police are considering a theft.

Chandler wallet theft

The suspect is described as a Hispanic woman about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 150 pounds. She was wearing a gray hooded jacket, black pants and a light-colored face mask. She was with another woman, possibly a teenager, at the time.

The suspect reportedly left the store in a two-door black vehicle with custom rims.

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect or suspect vehicle. Call Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130 with any info.