Woman Steals 72 Cigarette Lighters, Crime Stoppers Offers Reward To Identify Her

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 18:04
Location: 3302 Baldwin Boulevard

Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03)

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for the first person to call 888-TIPS and identify a woman who stole 72 cigarette lighters from a convenience store located at 3302 Baldwin Boulevard on November 5th.

A man and a woman were in the convenience store at about 6pm on November 5th, 2016. The woman inquired about a job at the store and the clerk mentioned that positions available were night shifts. The woman said she was willing to do a lot of work and once the clerk went to assist a customer, the woman who inquired about a job at the store took a package of 24 cigarette lighters and placed them in her purse. The man with the woman stood next to the woman and watched the woman conceal the lighters. The man moved to talk to the clerk as a distraction and the woman grabbed another package of 24 lighters and placed them in her purse. The woman took three packages of lighters for a total of 72 individual lighters. The man and woman then left the store without paying for the lighters. The lighters are valued at $2.74 for each individual lighter which makes the value of the stolen merchandise at $197.28.

The woman wore a black shirt and khaki shorts at the time of the theft. The man wore a gray shirt and blue jeans at the time of the theft.

If you can identify either of these individuals responsible for this theft, or you have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.