DC Police search for woman who allegedly stole phones at Something in the Water

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A video on social media showed a group of people confronting a woman stating that she was stealing phones.

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Editor's Note: The video above was published on June 20, 2022, and is related to a separate incident.

Police are asking for the public's help finding a woman who is accused of stealing phones from people attending a music festival in DC earlier this month.

DC Police said the woman stole phones from people at the Something in the Water Festival in Northwest between June 17 and June 19. Officers said they believe the phones that were stolen may belong to attendees of the music festival.

"I kind of felt something in my pocket and then as I turned around I just there were so many people. We were in a very crowded area, there were so many people I had no idea what to do," Angel Escobar said.

Escobar was one of 22 people who had their phones stolen at the music festival. He said he was able to track his phone later that night to the police station. 

A video on social media showed a group of people at the music festival confronting a woman stating that she was stealing phones. Another person is seen in the video holding the bag that allegedly belonged to the woman and found multiple phones inside it.

MPD seeks a Person of Interest in Theft Offenses that potentially occurred during the Something in the Water Festival.

Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411

If you were a victim of cellphone theft in the area, please call the Command Information Center at the number above. pic.twitter.com/TEyoAi1q2z

— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) June 22, 2022

Security was called over by festival-goers in the video. The bag was secured but the woman ran. Now police are looking to identify her. 

According to a police report, 22 phones were found in the bag.

Police are asking anyone who has information on this incident to contact them directly at 202-727-9099. 

If you are missing still missing a phone, you can get it back by calling 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

Investigators are offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons that are responsible for a crime committed in D.C.

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