REVERE (CBS) – Police are looking for a brazen female thief who wandered into a Revere fire station and lifted the wallet left behind by one of the city’s firefighters who was out battling a blaze.
According to police, the woman was captured on surveillance video walking around the station with two children July 7 after firefighters at the Revere Central Fire Station on Broadway had responded to a two-alarm fire in a building on Revere Beach.
The firefighter whose wallet was stolen, Jamie Nadworny, was stunned. He told WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith he had just come back from a fire soaking wet and put his wallet down on a window sill when his company rushed out to another two-alarm fire down the street.
“It’s sad,” Nadworny said. “I feel really bad for the kids to be honest with you. That’s really sad.”
Credit cards from the stolen wallet were used at various locations including Target and Payless Shoes in Revere. Surveillance video captured images of the woman leaving a store.
Police said the thief allegedly ran up hundreds of dollars in charges at various stores.
Nadworny eventually got his wallet back when a DPW worker found it in Everett. The cash was gone but all of his credit cards were still inside, including the one that was used by the thief.
Police ask anyone with information or who can identify the suspect in the surveillance photos to contact Detective Kenneth Bruker at 781-656-1128. All information is kept confidential, police said.
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