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Simple, 'Cartoonish' Sketch Helps Pa. Police Identify Theft Suspect

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP/KDKA) — 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 officers, and police say while the drawing was cartoonish it helped remind an investigator of a potential suspect.

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(Photo Credit: Lancaster Police Department via CBS News)

The Lancaster Bureau of Police says the witness was then able to pick a photo of the suspect out of an array of photos.

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

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