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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. – Lower Allen Township Police are seeking help from the public in identifying a female theft suspect.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night at the Comfort Inn, 1012 Wesley Drive, in Mechanicsburg.  Police say the suspect entered into the lobby of the hotel and walked over to the coffee bar.

Comfort Inn Suspect 2Staff at the hotel then received a forwarded phone call that requested the staff member to leave the desk and respond to the third floor. When the staff member left the lobby the female went behind the counter and stole some cash.  She then left the lobby.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the woman suspect is asked to call Officer Katie Justh or Detective Corporal DJ Sentman at (717) 238-9676 or (717) 975-7575, or contact Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-628-8477, or by email at