Woman sought in distraction theft at Lower Allen hotel

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are asking for help to identify a woman wanted for a distraction-style theft at a Cumberland County hotel.

Lower Allen Township police said the woman went behind the lobby counter of the Comfort Inn on Wesley Drive and stole cash Wednesday night.

A staff member was at the counter when the unknown woman entered the lobby, but the employee received a forwarded phone call requesting assistance on the third floor, police said.

Investigators released surveillance photos so that someone may identify the woman. Anyone who recognizes her is asked to call Lower Allen police at 717-238-9676 or 975-7575 or Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-628-8477.

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