Shoplifting suspect reportedly drags officer

August 2, 2010 12:46:23 PM PDT
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman who was shoplifting in a department store in the 20600 block of the North Freeway on Tuesday, July 13. At around 1:30pm, a woman walked into a store located in the 20600 block of the North Freeway. According to Crime Stoppers, she walked around the store and removed several items from their hangers and hid them in her bag. She walked past all check out registers without attempting to pay for any of the items.

Two loss prevention officers reportedly approached the woman outside the store where she immediately got into a tan Dodge Caravan with another woman. One of the officers attempted to reach inside the van to stop the suspect from fleeing when she allegedly began to scratch at his arms. The suspect dragged the loss prevention officer a short distance as she was attempting to flee and almost hit the other one before leaving the parking lot. One of the officers was slightly injured.

The woman was captured on surveillance camera while she was walking around the store. She is described as a 40 to 45 year old white female. She is between 5'6" and 5'8" tall and weighs around 180 to 200 pounds. She has long straight brown hair.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, charging or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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