Elderly Lady Robbed Of More Than $3,000

By: Emily Johnson Email
By: Emily Johnson Email

By: Emily Johnson
December 19, 2013

Thomasville, GA - A grandma shopping in Thomasville was robbed at a Walmart. Thomasville Police believe they may have caught the culprit on tape.

In the video a woman is checking out at a Walmart. Thomasville police say she actually used stolen money to make her purchase. TPD said she stole a wallet from a 79-year-old woman who was shopping for her grandchildrens Christmas presents. "While she was in the store at Walmart a woman was able to take her wallet out of her purse. Her purse itself was sitting inside of the buggy," said Detective Louis Schofill of Thomasville Police Department.

Police said the slender woman with long black hair was driving a four door silver car through out the day of the robbery. While she was at the Walmart in Thomasville, police said, she bought gift cards, then hit up several other stores in Thomasville. "The lady then went to Belk and used the victims cards at Belk. At Belk she bought some cologne," said Detective Schofill.

TPD said the suspect then drove to the Walmart in Valdosta. Police said the surveillance video you see is of the suspect looking at laptops. Police said she then tried to use three stolen credit cards from the stolen wallet to pay for a laptop and ultimately purchased the laptop."She was able to use one on a partial payment and then was able to use one of the stolen gift cards or gift cards that were bought with the stolen credit card to finish the purchase of the computer," said Detective Schofill.

The elderly lady has since canceled her credit cards, but police say the suspect has spent more than $3,000 of her money.

Thomasville Police Department is offering a reward for any information on the identity of the woman. Please call Thomasville Crime Stoppers at 229-227-3305

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