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Portsmouth police seek help in wallet theft

December 27. 2013 1:27AM

The Portsmouth Police Department is trying to identify the man pictured in the attached photograph. 

PORTSMOUTH - The Portsmouth Police Department is asking for help identifying a man they say who took a wallet from a woman's purse at a Walmart on Saturday.

Police said the man was shown on store surveillance cameras removing a wallet from a woman's purse while she shopped for Christmas presents for her son, according to a press release.

Police said the theft of occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Walmart located on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth.

The press release said, "Store surveillance also shows the male shopping with the woman he is seen standing next to in the attached photograph. Other surveillance images show the couple shopping with a male child that is between two and three years old. It is believed that the suspect left the store in a gray or silver pickup truck."

Anyone with information concerning the incident should contact Officer Andre Wassouf at (603) 610-7515; Seacoast Crime Stoppers by leaving an anonymous tip at (603) 431-1199 or at; or by texting a tip to CRIMES(274637) with the letters "TIPSCS".

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