UPDATE: Police ask help finding suspect in $27,000 theft

Security camera images released

tchitwood@ledger-enqurier.comFebruary 6, 2014 

Police today released security-camera images of a woman suspected of stealing cell phones worth nearly $27,000 from an Opelika Walmart Supercenter.

The photographs show a black woman who appears to have long, red hair, and to be wearing a black cap, black shirt and red pants.

Between 11:23 and 11:35 p.m. CST Tuesday, she went to the electronics section of the 2900 Pepperell Parkway store, pried open a cabinet in which cell phones were stored, and put 39 in a gray duffel bag, police said.

She later concealed the loot in stolen plastic Walmart shopping bags before walking out of the store, investigators said.

Opelika police ask that anyone who can identify the woman call their investigative services division at 334-705-5220. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may call the department’s “Secret Witness Hotline” at 334-745-8665.

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