Caught on Cam: Woman Steals Cash Envelope at Register

The woman walked into the CVS at 7525 Eads Avenue in La Jolla around 2:30 p.m.

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Dec 27, 2013  |  Updated 5:40 AM PDT
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In the video you can see the woman notice the envelope, pick it up, check its contents and then quietly take it before leaving the store.

In the video you can see the woman notice the envelope, pick it up, check its contents and then quietly take it before leaving the store.

Imagine you’re waiting in line for a cashier and the customer in front of you leaves behind a wallet or perhaps an envelope full of cash – what would you do?

One woman in San Diego recently found herself in that situation and decided to pick up the cash and simply walk off.

Unfortunately for her, it was all caught on a surveillance camera.

San Diego Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the woman in the video.

On Dec. 2, the woman walked into the CVS at 7525 Eads Avenue in La Jolla around 2:30 p.m. and waited in line behind a woman paying for her items with cash out of an envelope.

The two women appear to speak to each other and then the victim leaves the cash register without picking up a white envelope holding her money.

While the suspect’s order is being processed, you can see the suspect touch the envelope and look down.

She then pulls the envelope to her side and quickly looks over her shoulder to see if the victim was returning for the money.

Once her order is finished she picks up the shopping bag with her other hand and walks out of the store.

She was last seen leaving the store on foot, police said.

The victim returned to the counter to find her money but by that time, it was gone.

San Diego police released the video hoping to find the suspect who is now wanted for grand theft.

Watch the video above to see the alleged theft at approximately :16 into the clip.

If you recognize the woman, you can call SDPD Northern Division Detective Gregg Goodman at (619) 552-1733 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  

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