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03-19-2016, 01:27 PM


Police: Woman steals $12k mink coat from Houston store
11:54 p.m. CDT March 17, 2016


HOUSTON - Authorities are looking for a woman who stole a $12,000 full-length mink coat from a high-end consignment store on Thursday.

The woman apparently stuffed the coat under her dress before walking out of the store.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

She was caught on camera inside Designer Diva Resale on Westheimer road.

Police say after she stuffed the coat under her dress, she took off in a white older model Chevy pickup.

The store usually keeps all of its furs locked up, but someone had just tried the coat on and the thief spotted it while it was still on the rack.

There are surveillance cameras all over the store and when employees noticed the expensive coat was missing, the owner spotted the woman on tape.

“I never would have thought somebody could stick an entire, full-length mahogany mink coat underneath their dress,” :rolleyes:said store owner Michelle Puckett. “That blew my mind! When I told them, I said 'I found it! I found it! I know who did it!' I was like oh my gosh!”

Puckett repaid the consigner for the $12,000 coat and she says that was a huge hit for her small business.

She hopes someone will recognize the woman, turn her in, and claim the five thousand dollar reward from Crime Stoppers.