Sherman Oaks: The Los
Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Area detectives are looking to
identify a female, who stole a victim’s wallet from her purse,
while dining at a restaurant in Sherman Oaks.
The theft of the wallet occurred on January 14, 2020. The female
suspect subsequently used the victim’s credit cards from the
wallet to make purchases at three different retail locations in
Van Nuys, Northridge, and Pacoima.
In addition to the credit cards the wallet also contained her
family’s diamond engagement ring, which was also stolen.
The suspect entered the restaurant, while the victim was dining
with other family members. The suspect sat behind the victim and
reached in to her purse, which was hanging from the back of her
chair and removed the wallet.
In one of
the videos the suspect is wearing the victim’s ring on her right
hand. Partial video shows the suspect possibly drives an unknown
white mid-size four door sedan.
Based on the video the suspect appears to be a female, Black,
25-35 years of age, with the lower half of her hair dyed pink,
dark jacket, black white tights, and brown boots.
Anyone with additional information about this case or knows the
identity of the suspect is asked to contact The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Van Nuys Division Theft Detectives, at
818-374-0040. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.
Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their