Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: 100-percent off sale

From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers

Employees of a Lufkin Mall store reported that twice in January an unidentified man created his own inventory reduction sale. The terms of the sale were simple; everything that fit in his bags was free.

The criminal is a white or Hispanic male with dark hair and a goatee. The first day of his 100% off sale, he wore a dark blue polo-style shirt over a long-sleeve white shirt, blue jeans, and a Dallas Cowboys star logo hat. When he returned two days later he was wearing tan cargo-pocket shorts and a white American Eagle branded hoodie with grey sleeves.

Employees recognized the thief during his second trip through the store but it was too late and he walked out of the store with bags overloaded with stolen merchandise.

Video from both days show that the thief entered the store with nearly empty shopping bags from another store and then stuffed them full of whatever he liked. He took polo-style shirts, t-shirts, boxer shorts, and women's Christmas-print panties.

At, you can view portions of the videos showing the criminal on both days.

If you can identify this thief, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, submit a tip at, or text keyword 639TIPS and your tip information to CRIMES -- numerically, CRIMES is 274637. All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.