Lufkin Crimestoppers seeking bank deposit thief

Lufkin Crimestoppers seeking bank deposit thief

POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:13am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:44am

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin needs your help to solve a case involving the theft of a bank deposit.

On February 24, 2014, an employee of Ashley Furniture Homestore in Lufkin reported that an unidentified person(s) burglarized her vehicle and stole more than $7,400 she was supposed to deliver to the bank for the business. She reported that the money was in her purse and her purse was stolen from her blue 2004 Toyota Matrix but she is not certain of the location of the crime.

The employee stated that at approximately 3:00 PM that day she left Ashley Furniture on South John Redditt Drive headed to Regions Bank on South Medford Drive but made several stops along the way. She said she stopped at a few businesses looking for a Western Union agent and spent time in Check N Go, located in the 3000 block of South John Redditt Drive. Next, she stopped at a car wash in the 100 block of College Drive where she briefly left her vehicle unattended. Her purse and her employer’s money were in the vehicle, the vehicle’s doors were unlocked, and its window was open. She reported that her trip ended at approximately 4:00 PM when she stopped at Sam's Club on South First Street and realized that her purse and the money were missing. She left Sam’s Club, called Lufkin Police Department, and stopped in the parking lot of Academy on Brentwood Drive to wait for a police officer.

If know who stole the money or if you can provide any information concerning this case, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

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This does sound very fishy. But who knows -- maybe she is naive enough to think she can run around town with a purse full of money & leave it in an unlocked car w/o worrying about someone stealing it? Pretty farfetched but until we know for sure, she's innocent.

Your carrying over 7 thousand dollars on you and you take the time to stop at several places leaving the money in a unlocked car with the windows down, yea right. I think that she could have made up a better story than that.

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