Assistance needed to catch pickpocket

Staff reports

On August 8, the Gonzales Police Department received three separate complaints of stolen cell phones from shoppers at the Gonzales Wal-Mart. 

The victims all reported that their phones had been either on top of or inside their purses. 

Each victim had been carrying their purse in the shopping cart they were using. 

While they were distracted shopping, an unknown black female stole their phone. 

One of the incidents was captured by surveillance video. 

The suspect was described as a black female, approximately six feet tall, with shoulder length black hair. 

The Gonzales Police Department is soliciting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.  Any information can be provided to Crime Stoppers or the Gonzales Police Department at 647-9752.