Woman uses purse as drug theft device

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic female in her early to mid twenties. She is about 5'5" tall and weighs around 200 pounds. She has shoulder length brown hair.

September 28, 2010 4:11:09 PM PDT
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman that stole several hundreds of dollars worth of over-the-counter medicine from a grocery store located on Memorial Drive in southwest Houston. On Tuesday, July 6, the suspect entered the grocery store at around 6am and headed to the pharmacy section of the store. According to Crime Stoppers, she selected several different types of over the counter medicines and placed them in her purse. She then exited the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic female in her early to mid twenties. She is about 5'5" tall and weighs around 200 pounds. She has shoulder length brown hair. She was captured on camera walking out of the store as she was talking on a cell phone. She was also seen getting into a silver four door car.

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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