Tulsa Family, Police, Seek Wallet Snatcher

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:57 pm
By: News On 6

Police are looking for a woman who stole a wallet at the mall. While a wallet snatching may seem like minor crime, many women keep their important information inside their purses.

That's especially true for wallets, with anything from credit and debit cards to important things that take time and money to replace. When something like that is stolen, you're not considered a victim, because whatever money they use, is replaced by the businesses or the bank, but, it's very frustrating.

Courtney was pushing her 2-year-old son through a store at Woodland Hills Mall when Aiden, reached out and pulled over a rack of clothing.

Surveillance video caught the accident on camera, but also showed while Courtney was picking up the items another woman bent down and swiped her wallet out of her purse in the basket under Aiden's seat.

Then, the woman walks away, casually, with $250 cash, Aiden's birthday gift cards, credit and debit cards, Courtney's ID, both of their social security cards.

"I was mad. It sucks because the money we work for, the birthday cards you can't get back, and his social security card and number and all that, and you never know what that's gonna be used for," said Brent Dunlap.

Brent works two jobs while Courtney is in school and they're frustrated with how easily the woman spent their money at QuikTrip and Sonic before Courtney realized her wallet was gone and cancelled her cards.

Brent went to both places and got pictures of the woman's car from Sonic, which he believes is a late '90's or early 2000's blue CRV.

He understands it's not a top priority for Tulsa Police but, would love to see the woman get identified and caught.

"I'm sure they get this situation 10 to 15 times, but somebody's gotta do something to get it stopped," Brent said.

Victims and police believe it would help a lot if stores would always ask people for ID when they use credit or debit cards, but, a lot of places don't.

Police say never carry social security cards in your purse. And every couple of months, lay out all your cards and copy them, front and back, so you'll know what you have and will have the numbers available to call and start cancelling.

Police ask you to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS if you recognize the woman in the video.