Lufkin PD seeking public's help in finding alleged big screen TV thief

(Source: Lufkin Police Department)
(Source: Lufkin Police Department)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a man who allegedly walked out Wal-Mart's front door with a 46-inch HD television without paying for it on Dec. 17, 2012.

According to the store's loss prevention employee, the suspect pushed a cart back to Wal-Mart's electronics department shortly after he entered the store a little before noon. A press release from Lufkin Crime Stoppers stated that the store's surveillance video shows the man browsing for a bit before he picks a 46-inch Sanyo HD TV, loads it into his shopping cart, and heads to front of the store.

Before store employees could react to the theft, the suspect loaded the television into a vehicle and fled the area. A witness described the vehicle as "a silver sports utility vehicle, possibly a Toyota 4Runner."

As the security video shows, the suspect is a white male who had dark, short-cut hair and thin facial hair at the time of the alleged theft. In the video, the man is wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a blue T-shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

If you can identify the suspect, or provide any information concerning this crime or the location of the stolen property, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip.  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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