The Del City Police Department needs the public’s help to find a woman they believe is part of a serial, cross-country group of thieves.
Investigators said on Aug. 17, a roaming tribe of con artists struck a Walmart store in Del City, stealing $4,300.
The woman was caught on surveillance camera confusing the clerk behind the register about the amount of change owed her after a small purchase.
Police said surveillance video clearly shows a woman putting her hand in the till, pulling out a fist full of cash, waving it, and — with the sleight of hand — pocketing much of it.
Since the video does not clearly show the woman’s face, OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt has sketched a witness description of the woman.
She is described as a Hispanic woman, approximately 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds with brown eyes and black, straight, shoulder hair. She wore heavy makeup, lip and eyeliner and appeared to have all her teeth. She wore a dark-colored dress, black shoes, and a white, wide-brimmed, cloth hat. She was accompanied by three Hispanic males.
Authorities believe this incident is related to other similar crimes committed across the nation and even featured on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted.”