May 29, 2009

Police: Woman stole kid’s ice cream money

Police say they are looking for an unidentified woman who stole $20 from a 12-year-old as the child was trying to buy ice cream in Deerfield, Ill.

Police said the female suspect, thought to be in her 40s, took the girl's money at a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store, before fleeing the scene with three young children, The Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

The woman, who police suspect is a regular customer of the store, took the $20 from a store counter after distracting the girl. The woman diverted the child's attention from the cash by asking her about her favorite flavor of ice cream, police said.

Police told the Tribune the May 15 theft was captured by a video surveillance camera at the store. No arrests or official suspects in the ice cream theft were reported.