Lufkin Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Thieves help themselves to drinks, purse

Lufkin Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Thieves help themselves to drinks, purse

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - On September 10th, a man and woman decided to help themselves to merchandise and an employee's personal belongings at a store on Southwood Drive in Lufkin.

Initially, the woman stuffed her purse with drinks from the coolers, and she and the man left the building. While committing that crime, they must have noticed that the door to the employee break room was open because they came back into the store and went directly to the door of the break room.

The store's security cameras did not capture the thieves' conversation, but they appear to have been pushing each other to be the one to enter the break room to take something else that belonged to neither of them. Eventually, the room was entered and an employee's purse was stolen. The security video shows the man leaving the store with the purse, and the victim's credit card was fraudulently used four times within 24 hours of the theft - three times at locations in Lufkin and once at a McDonald's in Humble.

One suspect is an overweight black female with her hair pulled into a bun at the back of her head; she worn white shorts, a grey or dingy-white T-shirt, and flip-flops or house shoes. The other suspect is a black male with short-cut hair; he wore white shorts, tennis shoes, and a white, Southpole brand T-shirt with a black, winged skull logo across its front.

Under the Crime of the Week section of, you can view portions of the store's security videos.

If you can identify these suspects, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest related to this crime.