Woman hopes to catch thief who stole money from her wallet at Menands Dunkin' Donuts

September 24, 2018 11:26 PM

MENANDS – A Brunswick woman who had more than $200 stolen from her wallet at a Dunkin' Donuts is asking for the public’s help.

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Cynthia Robinson goes to the Dunkin' Donuts in Menands on Broadway several times a week since she works in the area. Back on Aug. 26 she accidently left her wallet on the counter while ordering.

"A woman came in two customers after, while I was still sitting in there having coffee, took my wallet stuffed it in her purse and then used my money to pay for her coffee,” said Robinson.

Robinson said it was an hour later that the same woman in the surveillance video went back to the Dunkin' Donuts and told an employee she found the wallet in the bathroom and it was empty. A few hours later, Robinson realized her wallet was missing so she called the Dunkin' Donuts.

“He said I have your wallet come and get it,” explained Robinson. “So I ran back down and I grabbed the wallet knowing I had $268 and $5 in quarters, opened it and it was empty so I stood there in front of him and cried. He tried to give me free coffee."

Robinson said she understands she won’t get the money back, but it’s a matter of principle.

"It's not okay to do that to people, I worked really hard for that money,” said Robinson. “And I was 10 feet away. An honest person would have said hey there's a wallet here."

She hopes by sharing the surveillance video given to her Monday that the woman might be found. Robinson said if she is, she hopes action is taken.

"I hope she catches a charge,” said Robinson. “I don't want anything out of it but you know, you do dirty it should come back to you."

Robinson said anyone with information on this woman should reach out to the Menands Police Department at 518-463-1681.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to Menands Police to see if they were investigating the incident. Police said we’d have to speak with the chief who was not in at the time. 


Emily De Vito

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