Lufkin Police look for credit card thief

Monday, July 4, 2011 - 5:50pm

LUFKIN — Investigators need your help to identify the female suspect shown in the video and image at right. The suspect used a stolen credit at a Lufkin Mall business only minutes after the card was stolen from the dressing room of another Mall business.

The victim briefly left her purse unattended in a dressing room while she went back to the clothes rack for a different size. When the victim went to the cash register to make her purchase, she realized that someone had stolen her wallet from within her purse.

The victim immediately reported the theft to Lufkin Police Department and to her credit card issuer but the card had already been used to make four purchases. The suspect shown here spent $79 at GNC in Lufkin Mall, and then the card was used for two purchases, totaling $186, at Rue21 in Lufkin and to purchase $43 in fuel from TexasStar Gas station in Lufkin.

Based upon the video, the suspect is a heavy-set or pregnant, middle-aged female with dark, shoulder length hair, a band-style tattoo above her right ankle, a tattoo on her right upper arm, and a tattoo in the web of her right hand. At the time of this crime, the suspect worn a dark-colored, short-sleeve shirt, light-colored shorts, and flip flops.

Click here or on the still image at right to see an enlarged image of the suspect, and click here or on “Click to view movie” at right to view portions of the security video showing the female suspect.

If you can identify this suspect, or if you can provide information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or submit an anonymous tip by clicking [ SOLVE THIS CRIME ]. You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest related to these crimes.

Information from Lufkin Crimestoppers


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