LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Some adults believe they can keep whatever they find, and they don't care that they are committing a crime by intentionally depriving someone of property.
Crime Stoppers wants to identify a man who picked up a wallet after it fell from a customer's shopping cart in the parking lot of a Lufkin store. The theft occurred two weeks ago, so the man likely thinks no one noticed his actions.
This case doesn't involve a large sum of money but our laws and the rules of a polite society require that you return property you find. This type crime is far too common; valuable property mistakenly left in a public place is stolen rather than returned.
Video from the store seems to show that the suspect intentionally concealed the wallet but he might say he took the wallet hoping to find the owner and return it. If that's the case, and since the wallet has not yet been returned, he will appreciate you helping Crime Stoppers connect him with an investigator who will facilitate the wallet and its contents being returned to the victim. Whether this was an opportunistic theft or a failed attempt to do the right thing, the victim needs your help to recover her property.
The video, viewable at www.DETCS.tips and www.facebook.com/DETCS, shows that the suspect picked up the victim's wallet after it fell from her shopping cart, placed it in the bed of his light-colored, extended cab, 2003-2006 Chevrolet Silverado, and walked into the store.