Lufkin Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Finders keepers

Lufkin Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Finders keepers

LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Some adults still believe in the schoolyard "finders keepers…" saying, but in the real world intentionally depriving someone of property is a crime.

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a suspect who stole cash dropped by a customer outside a Lufkin store. The crime occurred a month ago, so the suspect likely thinks he got away with it, but you can make sure he does not.

The store's video cameras show that the victim dropped cash as he exited his vehicle and that the suspect picked it up, followed the victim into the store, paid for fuel, and left without attempting to return the money. The victim described the suspect as a bald black male standing six feet tall, weighing approximately 175 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a light-colored T-shirt. The victim said he asked the suspect about the lost money, but the suspect said he knew nothing about it, got into a silver, newer model Chevrolet Impala with black rims, and left the area.

Under the Crime of the Week section of, you can view video of the incident.

This case doesn't involve a large sum of money, but whether you find several hundred or several thousand dollars, you return it - you don't conceal it from the owner and keep it for yourself. Unfortunately, this type of crime is common; valuables dropped or left behind in a public place are stolen rather than returned.

If you can identify this suspect, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.