Melbourne police search for cellphone thief

iPhone stolen from employee office of bridal store Unique Boutique

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Melbourne police search for potential phone thief.

MELBOURNE, Fla. - After an employee at Unique Boutique in Melbourne couldn't find her cellphone, surveillance video showed the brazen suspect who cops say may have stolen it.

Security footage showed the woman entering the store, walking into an employee only office and immediately walking out of the store without speaking to anyone or purchasing anything, according to police reports.

Police described the alleged culprit as a thin, black woman with long black hair, possibly wearing a wig.  She was wearing a long, striped dress in the video and may also have a tattoo on her chest.  The missing phone is a white iPhone 5 with a tortoise shell case.

Anyone with information can call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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