Police search for alleged thief who stole woman’s last bit of money at local store

Posted on: 3:31 pm, February 12, 2014, by , updated on: 06:57pm, February 12, 2014

MOORE, Okla. – It’s something we’ve all done; walk into a 7-Eleven and use the ATM to withdraw some cash.

A Moore woman lost her last $200 when an alleged criminal pried it out of her hands.

The victim walked into a 7-Eleven in Moore to withdraw some cash from an ATM.

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, with the Moore Police Department, said, “She withdrew her money and as she went to take the money out, a male subject grabbed her arm and twisted her wrist, grabbing the money from her.”

The victim, who didn’t want us to use her name, said, “That was my last $200 that was in the bank. And I thought ‘Oh God, what am I going to do now?”

The man bolted with her cash but she chased the suspect to his car and tried to force her way into the passenger seat.7111

Moore police call this crime “disturbing” and hope someone will be able to identify the suspect from the surveillance footage.

“It’s just someone who is very brave in committing this robbery,” Lewis said. “So, it’s someone we really want to catch.”

Police say you should never chase down a criminal because there’s no telling what they might do.

If you have any information on the robbery, call Moore police at (405) 793-5160.