Police search for accused UM wallet thief

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for a man, they say, has stolen multiple wallets around the University of Miami.

Officers said the man stole wallets from offices at the university’s main campus, all while wearing a UM lab coat.

The first theft happened July 19, after, police said, the man unlawfully entered an office area and removed a wallet from an unattended purse.

The second theft occurred at another university building on July 21.

Police believe the man also stole a wallet from a purse at the Gables One Tower across the street from campus.

Coral Gables Police describe the thief as a tall man with a medium build, 30 or 40 years old.

If you have any information on these thefts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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