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Thief steals money left in cart by Speedway firefighters as they responded to an emergency

Posted at 11:19 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 23:56:01-05

SPEEDWAY — Police are searching for a person they say stole an envelope full of money that belonged to Speedway firefighters who had to rush out of the store on an emergency run.

Firefighters were at Kroger buying groceries for the fire house on Saturday just before 11 a.m. when they received an emergency call and had to leave the store. The firefighters pushed their cart to the front of the store and told employees they would return to get it as soon as they finished the call.

When they they got back to the store, their cart full of groceries and a bank bag they left sitting inside of it, were missing. The bank bag contained cash that the firefighters had pooled together to buy groceries for the fire house.

Speedway Police Department says surveillance video shows a woman wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt, knee-high black boots and a white head scarf taking the cart and the bank bag.

Police released the following images of that woman, who they would like to speak to about the incident.

Police say they have received some tips since first releasing the photos, but no arrests have been made.

When a suspect is identified, police say it will be up to the prosecutor's office to determine whether or not charges will be filed.

Anyone with additional information or who knows the person depicted in the images above should contact the Speedway Police Department or Detective Joe Harmon at 317-246-4340. You can also leave an anonymous tip at 317-246-5300.

UPDATE: Police said a suspect who allegedly stole an envelope full of money that belonged to Speedway firefighters has been identified.