Lufkin beer thieves caught on tape

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:41am

LUFKIN — Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying two theft suspects who worked together to steal beer from a North Timberland Drive convenience store.

The store’s security video shows that the suspects arrived together in a white, older model, mid-size, four-door car but, to make others believe they were not together, they entered the store separately.

While one suspect blocked the employee`s view, the other suspect grabbed a case of Budweiser and began to exit the store without making payment. When the beer-toting suspect thought the employee saw him, he let the door close, asked the employee about the cost of the beer, and pretended to return the beer to the cooler. When the other suspect again had the employee’s attention, the main suspect exited the store, with the stolen beer, and made his way to the white car.

The employee described the main suspect as a 40 to 50 year old black male wearing a dark colored Nike brand jacket, blue pants, a checkered hat, and glasses.

Click here to view portions of the security video.

Crime Stoppers is profiling this theft, typically a misdemeanor offense, because investigators know this might not be the suspects’ first theft and prior convictions would enhance the penalty to a State Jail Felony.

If you can identify these suspects, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip. You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

Information from Lufkin Crimestoppers

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