Police seek suspect in theft of cash from elderly woman at La Jolla drugstore

Surveillance video images of the suspect, who made away with another customer's envelope of cash. Courtesy San Diego Police

San Diego Police Reports

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown female suspect wanted for grand theft at a La Jolla drugstore.

Detectives said on Dec. 2, 2013, at approximately 2:30 p.m., an elderly female victim purchased items from the CVS at 7525 Eads Avenue in La Jolla.  The victim paid for the items with money she kept inside an envelope. Once the victim paid for the items, she accidently left the cash envelope lying on the cashier’s counter and left the store.  Once outside, the victim realized she left her money on the counter and went back inside to retrieve it.  Unfortunately, an unknown female who was standing directly behind the victim at the cashier, saw the victim leave the envelope behind, quickly picked it up, and left the store. The suspect was last seen on foot leaving the store.

The suspect’s image, as well as video of her taking the cash envelope, was captured by a surveillance camera. Copies of the videos can be seen on YouTube by clicking here and here.

Anyone with information on this case should call SDPD Northern Division Detective Gregg Goodman at (619) 552-1733 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com

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