Amateur sketch helps police identify theft suspect - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Amateur sketch helps police identify theft suspect

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Hung Phuoc Nguyen (Source: Lancaster Police Department) Hung Phuoc Nguyen (Source: Lancaster Police Department)

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a hand-drawn sketch has helped investigators identify a suspect in a theft from a Pennsylvania farmers market.

Lancaster police say the suspect pretended to be an employee before stealing an undisclosed amount in cash from a stand inside Central Market Feb. 6.

A witness provided a simple black-and-white drawing to an officer. Police said although the drawing was cartoonish, it, along with a physical description, reminded an investigator of a potential suspect.

WHP-TV reports a photo of the suspect was given to the witness, who made a positive identification.

"The witness positively identified Hung Phuoc Nguyen as the suspect that impersonated the stand holder and took the money at Central Market," the department wrote in a press release.

Police are now searching for the 44-year-old suspect on two counts of theft.

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