Clinton Police need your help identifying a person they said stole a wallet from a customer at the Kroger in Clinton.However, Kroger botched things a little bit as Clinton PD told JJ that the woman was no longer a suspect. Clinton PD sources told JJ in an email:
The incident happened on November 24.
Clinton Police said a customer left her wallet on the checkout stand as she left the store. Police said customer placing her wallet on the checkout stand while she was placing her bags in the shopping cart. Police said surveillance video shows that the lady behind her took the wallet and put it in her own purse.
The woman they are looking for is the woman wearing a green coat in the photo.
Clinton police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the woman in the in the video to contact Clinton police at 601-924-5252.
The lady who lost the wallet called Kroger that afternoon to see if it had been found. They said no and pulled video footage of the lady taking the wallet and filed a police report. The “suspect” called yesterday and said she dropped it off at Customer service five minutes later after trying to chase the lady down.
We pulled video footage of the customer service desk five minutes after her transaction and it confirms she turned in the wallet immediately with all belongings inside.
Good job, Kroger. Thanks to Kroger, an innocent woman's face was plastered all over the media as a criminal suspect. However, one shouldn't complain too much as Kroger is apparently willing to put forth some effort in apprehending suspected thieves. Now if they would just close down the Kroger catch & release program for shoplifters.