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9-year-old seen on video stealing purse from church worker who helped her family

By Mason White 7:30 AM May 16, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for a woman and her 9-year-old daughter, who went to a church for help and left with a purse.

A church worker of California, welcomed the family inside. However, when the family left she realized that her purse was gone.

Gretchen Schreck, secretary at the St. Charles Borromeo Church of North Hollywood, was distressed when her purse along with her money was stolen.

When she reviewed the surveillance video she was shocked. She saw the 9-year-old girl running out of the church holding her purse.

Church officials said that the girl and her mother came to the church to seek assistance and money. While the mother asked for a glass of cold water, her young daughter was looking for cash.

She then stole her purse and ran out of the church. Her mother followed. The girl then went into her father’s car.
Police released the surveillance video of the incident in hopes that someone recognizes the mother.