Theft, 500 Block South Chestnut Drive: Between the hours of 12:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, an unidentified suspect stole a purse from a business located in the 500 block of South Chestnut Drive. According to the report, the victim, an employee of the business, left her purse at her desk, an area of the business to which customers have access, and later realized the purse was missing. The report stated that the just prior to learning that her purse had been stolen, the victim observed a suspicious person hurriedly leaving the business. The report stated that the victim described the suspicious person as a "slightly heavyset" black, female approximately 35 to 40 years old wearing a purple-in-color cloth about her head. According to the report, the victim recovered her purse from beneath a clothing rack within the business but her wallet, containing her children's social security cards, her driver's license, and a $100 bill, was not found.
Theft, 500 Block South Timberland Drive: At approximately 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, an unidentified suspect stole a pair of boots from a business located in the 500 block of South Timberland Drive. According to the report, the suspect entered the business wearing house shoes and exited the business wearing a pair of boots for which he had not made payment. The report stated that an employee of the business confronted the suspect about the theft and recovered the boots but the suspect fled the area prior to Lufkin Police Department Officers arriving. The report stated that the employee provided a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle, including the vehicle's license plate.