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Feb 142017
 

Surveillance video captured an unknown male stealing an iPhone 6 Plus from a man who had fallen asleep inside a hospital waiting room.

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who stole a cellphone from University Medical Center.

Surveillance video captured an unknown man stealing an iPhone 6 Plus from a man who had fallen asleep inside a hospital waiting room on Saturday around 4:42 a.m.

The victim was asleep on the sofa inside University Medical Center with his phone tucked slightly underneath his head. The suspect can be seen coming into the waiting area and using the guest phone while looking at the victim several times. The suspect then gets up and walks around, looking down the hallways before approaching the victim and taking his cellphone, police said.

Links to the video footage are available here.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect please contact any First District detective at 504-658-6010. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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