OKC Shoplifter Wanted After Stealing Bag, Assaulting Store Employee


Friday, December 8th 2017, 5:14 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois


Oklahoma City Police are asking for help finding a shoplifter who pushed a store employee.

She got away with nearly $1,000 worth of merchandise from the Penn Square Mall Coach store.

According to video and police reports, the young female suspect entered the store and picked up two briefcases.

An employee approached the woman, and they had a brief discussion.

The suspect then headed toward the door with the briefcases.

At that time, the same employee tried to block the doorway, and the suspect began to scuffle with her, eventually pushing the worker out of the way with the briefcases.

Friday, Oklahoma City Police posted photos of the suspect, asking for help identifying her.

“You get a pretty good look at her through photographs. Anyone with information on who she is should call Crime Stoppers,” Oklahoma City Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Knight also recommends that when shopping or working this holiday season, folks don’t try to intervene during thefts.

“We certainly don't want to see somebody get hurt doing something like that,” Knight said.

Instead, the officer recommends calling police when a theft is taking place.

“Get as much information, as good a description as possible, and let us take care of it from there,” Knight said.

Police say shoplifters who get away with it usually continue to commit similar crimes.