Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reward Offered for Info on Purse Theft at Heath Walmart

Female Suspect at Walmart.

Female Suspect's Van.
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a purse theft at Walmart in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports around noon on March 28, a female shopper left her purse in a shopping cart near the store's front door and exited the store. Video from a store security camera shows a female suspect then entering the store, picking up the purse and exiting the store with the purse and its contents which included several hundred dollars in cash, credit cards, and personal information. A store security camera shows the female suspect leaving the parking lot with a male suspect in a white Dodge Caravan.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.