VIDEO: Lufkin PD seeks public's help in identifying suspect who stole from vending machine, damaged building


POSTED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 11:50am

UPDATED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 11:51am

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a female suspect who stole from a vending machine and damaged the building housing it.

June 15, 2013, management of a washateria located on East Denman Avenue in Lufkin discovered damage to the wall and ceiling of the building. When they reviewed video captured by the building's security cameras, they saw that the damage was caused Thursday, June 13, by an unidentified female suspect shaking and kicking a vending machine and slamming the machine into the wall of the building.

The suspect, shown here in images taken from the security videos, is a heavy-set, black female who, at the time of this crime, wore a pink t-shirt with a white cross design on its front, plaid shorts, and white tennis shoes. She succeeded in dislodging and removing several items from the machine prior to damaging the ceiling and leaving the building.

Under that Crime of the Week section of, you can view several minutes of video showing the suspect stealing from the machine and damaging the building.

If you can identify this criminal or provide information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit an anonymous tip at 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.

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