Camera Catches Woman Stealing Car From OKC Walmart

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 6:21 pm
By: News 9

Police are looking for a woman they want to question about a stolen car; and now they are releasing surveillance video that could help identify her.

The car was taken in December from the Walmart located at Interstate 240 and Santa Fe. It belongs to Darlene Garland, a Walmart employee who parked her car in a handicapped spot close to the front of the store. She couldn't believe it when she left work and couldn't find her car.

"My car was gone," said Garland. "And I looked around and I walked the whole parking lot looking for it."

Garland is still in shock over her car being taken. She was sure she parked her silver Oldsmobile near the front. And surveillance video shows she did. The same video also shows the thief walking up to Garland's car.

"I don't know how she got in it. I don't know how she started it. I have the only keys."

The video shows the woman as she puts on her coat and walks out of the store the day the car was taken. Police say the camera also captured images of the woman walking up to the passenger's side of the car, climbing into the vehicle, and driving away.

Garland says she believes this same woman returned to the store later that night, stole some merchandise, and then took off again in the stolen car. Garland believes the woman may live in the area.

"Please! Please! If you know who she is and where she lives please call police so I can get my car back," said Garland. "The car I'm driving now you have to hold the door shut to drive it, so I just need it back."

Garland's car is a silver 2004 Oldsmobile Alero with an Oklahoma tag number 345-AKX. If you have seen this car, call police.