From Lufkin Police Department
Lufkin, TX - Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a purse thief and his accomplice.
Just before 2:00 PM Thursday, June 12, 2014, a purse was stolen from the parking lot of Sam's Club in Lufkin. Video cameras outside the building captured the crime and cameras inside the business captured images of the suspects.
The videos show that one suspect approached the victim as she placed her purchases in her vehicle. When the victim walked away from her shopping cart, the suspect grabbed the victim's purse and ran to a waiting vehicle.
The victim was not injured and her purse was eventually recovered but the suspects stole the victim's money. A witness followed the suspects' vehicle but lost sight of it on Old Diboll Highway.
The suspects are the white males shown here in an image pulled from the videos. The male wearing a white t-shirt and a black Under Armor brand hat stole the purse from the shopping cart and the male wearing a green t-shirt with a white logo and "ROCKAWAY" on its front was the driver of the getaway vehicle. The suspects' vehicle is a white, older model, single-cab Ford truck
Under that Crime of the Week section of www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com, you can view portions of the videos showing the suspects, the suspect's vehicle, and this crime.