A woman said that she was taking care of her baby when a thief took her wallet at a Grandview Heights restaurant.
The woman, who asked that 10TV not reveal her full name, was out to lunch with her 5-month-old daughter when the crime occurred at the Panera Bread restaurant, located along Grandview Avenue.
"I was clearly distracted, I had her in the stroller, she was crying," Bridget said. "I'm trying to comfort her, I had my purse. I'm trying to get the food about to pay. I'm all over the place."
Bridget said that she reached into her purse and noticed her wallet was gone.
"I thought, 'Oh, I must have misplaced it, maybe I left it at the counter or the drink section,'" she said.
Police said that while Bridget was frantically searching, the thief was already hitting up banks for cash advances. Bridget said that the woman looks nothing like her and wonders how she could have possibly been given the cash in the first place.
"I could not believe that you could walk into a bank with a credit card or debit card and an ID and they just hand the cash over," she said.
Bridget, whose money was reimbursed, hopes someone recognizes the suspected thief. Police believe the thief is a woman with short brown hair, glasses and a missing tooth caught on surveillance camera.
"Honestly, I never thought it would happen, I mean I was in Grandview I was at the Panera," Bridget said. "I just felt really safe there and never thought something like that could happen there."
Police said that the incident should serve as a reminder to all customers to be vigilant.
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