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 www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com, 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.