Laguna Beach police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of stealing a wallet from a purse at a restaurant.
The incident occurred Dec. 9 when the victim went to dinner at Ti Amo Restaurant in South Laguna, according to Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz. She left her purse at the table and went outside about 10 minutes to smoke a cigarette with her friend. They were at the restaurant celebrating the victims’ birthday, Kravetz said.
While outside, videotape captured a man taking the victims’ wallet from her purse. He then hid it under his shirt and left the restaurant, commenting to the victim about how nice the restaurant treated them.