Purse-theft suspects sought

Ponca City Now - March 31, 2015 10:20 am

Police need help in identifying two women involved in the theft of a purse at Wal-Mart. The vehicle they left the store together in is pictured here, too.

Just after 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13, the victim placed her purse on the register in the self-check area at the east end of the store. After completing her transaction, she walked away from the register, leaving her purse. Within a few minutes, she returned and her purse was gone.

Surveillance pictures show the woman that took the purse, along with her accomplice, leaving the store and then walking to a gray pickup and driving away.

Inside the victim’s black purse was her Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone, cash, ID, checkbook and keys. The phone was immediately tracked by location to the exit of Wal-Mart and was apparently turned off when the suspects reached Prospect. Since that time, the suspects have written some of the checks.

To send an anonymous tip regarding the identity of the suspects pictured (or any other crime), :

Online: Go to www.poncacityok.gov . Click on the Crime Stoppers link, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information.

Text: Send the Ponca City Police Department a message to CRIMES (274637) from a cell phone.

Email: Write to [email protected] .

Phone: (580) 762-5100.

You will remain anonymous, and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.


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