POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:17am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 5:37pm
Lufkin — Investigators need your help identifying suspects involved in a smash-and-grab-style vehicle burglary that resulted in the theft of a purse and the fraudulent use of the victim’s credit cards.
Around 5:00 PM on a Wednesday, the victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot of a Lufkin-area tanning salon. The victim remembered to lock her vehicle’s doors but she left her purse on the passenger seat.
Security cameras at the salon captured this video of suspects in the parking lot. The video shows that the two suspects were black males driving a green, mid- to late-nineties model Dodge Stratus. The video also shows that the paint on the roof and trunk lid of the suspects’ vehicle is damaged or peeling. While the driver waited in the vehicle, the other suspect smashed the victim’s window, stole her purse, and ran back to the waiting Stratus.
The suspects sped away from the scene with the victim’s purse containing a Seiko brand watch, a bracelet, and a wallet with cash, credit and debit cards, and a checkbook. A couple of miles away, they stopped at a convenient store where they used the victim’s credit cards and were again seen on video.
If you can identify these suspects or provide any information concerning these crimes, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit an anonymous tip at www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com .
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