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Simple sketch helps police ID market theft suspect

AP
Published : Feb 13, 2018, 2:07 pm IST
Updated : Feb 13, 2018, 2:08 pm IST

A witness provided the minimalist black-and-white drawing to officers.

Police say the suspect pretended to be an employee before stealing an undisclosed amount in cash. (Photo: AP)
 Police say the suspect pretended to be an employee before stealing an undisclosed amount in cash. (Photo: AP)

Police say an extremely simple sketch helped investigators identify a suspect in a theft from a Pennsylvania farmers market.

Lancaster police say the suspect pretended to be an employee before stealing an undisclosed amount in cash from a stand inside Central Market last month.

A witness provided the minimalist black-and-white drawing to officers. Police say while the sketch was cartoonish, it helped remind an investigator of a potential suspect.

A photo of the suspect was given to the witness, who made a positive identification.

Police are searching for 44-year-old Hung Phuoc Nguyen, who is facing two counts of theft.

A spokesman for the police department says that as of Friday afternoon, Nguyen still hadn’t been arrested.

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