Police attempt to identify theft suspect in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Wilkes-Barre City Police Department says they’re looking to identify a man who allegedly stole money from an employee at Tacos el Torito.

According to Wilkes-Barre police on Monday, February 5, around 6:51 p.m. officers responded to Tacos el Torito, located at 600 Carey Avenue for a reported theft.

Police say the suspect, pictured below, was seen taking cash out of an employee’s wallet.

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According to law enforcement, as the employee stepped away, the suspect reached into the wallet, took about $100 cash, and fled the restaurant on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Conforti at 570-208-4120.

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