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Police looking for suspect in Jewish Hospital waiting room thefts

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Police say the man in surveillance footage is 58-year-old Donald Mitchell. Police say the man in surveillance footage is 58-year-old Donald Mitchell.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- He's accused of stealing from people in the waiting room at Jewish Hospital and a warrant has been issued to track him down.

Louisville Metro Police say they're looking for 58-year-old Donald Mitchell.

He's accused of stealing cash and a credit card from people sleeping in the hospital's waiting room around 2 a.m. last Thursday. 

One victim included a pregnant woman, whose grandfather was sent to the hospital for a heart attack.

Bailey Lapointe, 19, from Upton, woke up to find $600 dollars missing from her purse.

Police say the suspect also stole a credit card from someone else and later used it.

He was caught on surveillance video at the hospital.

"He was on his knees crawling. He had a cane just to pull out pocketbooks and take money from people. He took $600 dollars from my sister. That was her money for rent," said Brooke Sonner of Hodgenville.

"I'm upset because I don't know if I can pay rent now and food and everything is hard because I have to use my mom's money and she don't have that much," said Bailey Lapointe, whose money was stolen.

Police say the suspect has done this before.

They say he goes into buildings looking for easy targets and items that are sitting out -- like a purse.

A warrant for Mitchell was issued today for for theft over $500, a felony, and fraudulent use of a credit card, a misdemeanor.

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