Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Thieves hit Academy in Lufkin

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Thieves hit Academy in Lufkin

From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers

LUFKIN, TEXAS (News Release) - Raise your hand if you've never seen a store security video of a crime. We'll assume your hand is down because everyone has seen the videos.

Mr. Freud might tell us that criminals, in committing crimes while knowing they're being recorded, must want to be caught. So, maybe you can help what most certainly are a rocket scientist and a brain surgeon in fulfilling their wish of being arrested.

At, you'll find video from the beginning of August showing two men working together to steal from Academy in Lufkin. The men are shown here in an image pulled from the video, one in a red shirt and the other in a black shirt.

While red shirt served as a look out, black shirt stuffed merchandise in his pants.  he two then went to the restroom, presumably to discard the packaging and theft alarm sensors, before heading back to their vehicle. Red shirt left first and was waiting in the truck when black shirt strolled through the doors and tripped the alarm.

With an employee calling after him to stop, black shirt ran to the truck and jumped in the bed as red shirt sped away. They were driving a dark-colored 2003 to 2006 GMC Sierra extended cab.

The video is clear and the thieves will be recognized. If you hesitate, yours will not be the first tip and you might miss out on a reward. To submit your tip, call (936) 639-TIPS or visit Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and a tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.