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HOBART — Police are seeking help identifying a woman and boy accused of stealing a customer's wallet at a restaurant near Southlake Mall on Sept. 8.

Detective Sgt. Nicholas Wardrip said the wallet was taken between 2 and 3 p.m. from a counter inside the business.

Wardrip said surveillance footage showed the woman directing the boy — about 11 to 13 years old — to take the wallet, which had been accidentally left there by a customer. 

Police later learned the pair were soliciting for donations at businesses along the outer drive of the mall, Wardrip said.  

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Anyone with information is asked to call Wardrip at 219-942-4485 or by emailing nwardrip@cityofhobart.org. Tips can be made anonymously.

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Morning Cops/Breaking News Reporter

Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.