Elderly Woman Sought In Theft At Riverhead Walmart

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Suffolk County police say a silver-haired suspect will face grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing a wallet from a Walmart customer.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman With The Tale Of The Not So Sweet Old Lady

“A woman who was exiting, dropped a wallet out of her shopping cart. Another woman came by, picked it up, and put it directly into her purse,” says Janet Downs of Suffolk County Crime Stoppers. “It had clear identification in it and the woman who picked it up, made absolutely no attempt to get in touch with the person who lost it.”

She continued shopping, exiting at about 12:00 p.m. and then proceeding to what appeared to be a blue or green Toyota Rav4.

The incident happened at the Walmart at 765 Old Country Road in Riverhead on May 31.

“It is against the law. You’d be breaking the law and also it’s just not the decent thing to do,” Downs says. “If someone finds a $10 bill on the ground, that’s a different situation”

Riverhead Walmart Suspect (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Riverhead Walmart Suspect (credit: Suffolk County Police)

“We’re just hoping that someone will be able to identify her and justice will take its course,” says Downs.

Downs says it’s a message for anyone who thinks finder’s keepers is the way of the world.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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  • Lisa

    Who is to say this woman did NOT go home and contact the wallet’s owner? For all she knew if she gave it to a store employee THEY would have kept it. I found a wallet once on a department store floor, took it home and managed to track down its owner, who had no driver’s license, through her husband’s health insurance company card. Let’s not assume the worst immediately.

  • Onslow

    People of low class come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages.

    You would expect an elderly person to understand right from wrong, and even sympathize with someone who lost their wallet … but no … here you go …

  • Isaac

    ….nice when a camera proves who the real thief is….and not by following aound the wrong shoppers all night.

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