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Posted on: August 15, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Roanoke County Police Ask for Help Identifying Suspect

The Roanoke County Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a female suspected of stealing a woman’s wallet and subsequently using the victim’s credit card at two Roanoke County businesses.

The theft of the wallet occurred on July 24 at the Bojangles restaurant on Brambleton Avenue sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The crime occurred when the victim left her purse unattended. Police say the suspect walked over to the woman’s purse and retrieved a wallet from the victim’s handbag. Police say the suspect walked away, went through the wallet, and took items from it including the victim’s credit card. After the suspect went through the wallet, police say she approached the cash register and informed an employee that she’d found it in the bathroom.

Surveillance video from the restaurant shows the suspect handing the wallet over to the employee at the cash register. The stolen credit card was subsequently used at two businesses in the vicinity of Brambleton Ave.

The suspect is described as a slender white female, possibly in her late 20’s to early 30’s, with long blonde hair. She was wearing a sleeveless gray-colored dress and carrying a large purse. Police have been told the suspect may work as a day-provider for mentally challenged adults.

If you have any information on the female’s identity, please contact Roanoke County Police Detective A. Morris at 540-777-8635.

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