Police said that a woman’s wallet was snatched at the 14th Street Y on Thurs., Jan. 23.
It was around 1:30 p.m., inside the recreation center, at 344 E. 14th St., that the victim, 43, discovered her wallet was missing and contacted police.
An investigation determined that later that day around 5:09 p.m., an unidentified man was caught on surveillance camera inside the Rite-Aid at 81 First Ave., at E. Fifth St., unsuccessfully trying to make a purchase with the woman’s debit card.
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