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November 8, 2012

Police seek couple in grocery theft case

ENID, Okla. — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a couple related to a Wednesday theft of meat from a local grocery store.

Enid Police Department responded at 7:32 p.m. to a report of a theft from Jumbo Foods, 2311 W. Willow. Police were told a man in a white Chevy pickup had stolen groceries from the store and left southbound on Cleveland.

Officer Shawn Aebi was at Willow and Cleveland when the report was called out and checked Cleveland south of Randolph but was unable to locate the pickup.

Aebi spoke with the manager of the store who said he saw a white male, possibly in his 40s, about 6-feet tall with a thin build push a cart full of groceries, including several packages of meat, out of the store without paying.

The manager followed the man and saw him throw the items into the back of a mid-1980s Chevy truck and leave the parking lot at a high rate of speed, according to and EPD report. The manager was unable to get the tag and did not know exactly what was taken other than a pork roast and several packages of meat.

Anyone having information that will lead to an arrest is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233. You also can text a tip from a cell phone by texting CRIMES (274637). Be sure to type “Enid” in the subject field. Tips also can be submitted via the Internet by going to www.tipsoft.com.

Tipsters can earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify or be identified. Callers also may contact the Enid Police Department with information at 242-7000.

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