Crimes Stoppers seeks help in identifying suspects

Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities is asking the public's help in identifying two suspects in unsolved crimes. The agency also has added to its wanted list.

Moline shoplifter:

On Jan. 15, a female was in a store at Southpark Mall with a child. Surveillance footage shows her in an elevator taking items out of her cart and putting them in a large purse/bag. She then left the store without paying.

On Jan. 16, she returned to the same store, returned a "Love Your Melon" cap, and then took another "Love your Melon" cap that was the same color as the one she returned.

When confronted, she threw the cap and left the area in a black Nissan.

She is described as a white female, about 5-feet-6 inches tall, 130 pounds, wearing a white tie-dye shirt and a black and white striped purse/bag.

Moline purse theft suspect:

On Jan. 30, a man was caught on surveillance camera stealing a purse from the owner who that had accidentally left it in a Moline store. The purse was a Coach brand valued at $300 and the owner's debit card was inside.

The suspect is a black male with a goatee wearing a gray stocking cap, a Chicago Bears shirt and jacket, dark blue sweat pants and grey shoes.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500 or submit a Web Tip. You do not have to give your name. CrimeStoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you can remain anonymous.

--Times staff

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