Woman steals jewelry from Oregon stores with kid in tow
Fri, 21 May 2010 19:40:39 GMT —
Police in Oregon are searching for a woman seen in a surveillance video stealing over $750, with a child in tow. She is believed to have committed at least three thefts, two in Oregon and one in Toledo.
Authorities believe the suspect's first offense was at the Walmart at 3721 Navarre Rd. on Saturday, May 8. Police say that the woman entered the store around 10:00 a.m. and filled her cart full with merchandise. She then went to the jewelry counter where she selected several items that the counter clerk then walked to a cashier at the front of the store for the suspect to purchase. The cashier scanned the jewelry and placed it in a shopping bag at the register. While the clerk scanned the other items in the cart, the suspect then placed the jewelry bag in her purse. She then told the cashier that she forget her money in her car and walks out of the store with her child and the $750 worth of jewelry in her bag.
The suspect was then seen in surveillance imagery getting into a White Chevy or GMC pick-up truck and fleeing the scene.
The same female suspect is also said to have perpetrated an almost identical crime at the K-Mart store, 2830 Navarre Rd. on Tuesday, May 18. In this incident, the suspect got away with a gold necklace valued at $600, a gold bracelet valued at $84, and 14-karat gold earrings worth over $200.
The suspect is also believed to have committed another jewelry theft at a Toledo Meijer.
If you have any information regarding either of the incidents, or if you are able to identify the suspect seen in the surveillance images, you are asked to contact Oregon Police at 419-698-7102.