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Apex police seek identities in surveillance photos

Posted September 22, 2011

Apex police are asking for the public's help in identifying two people captured in store surveillance video.

One of the photos is of a woman pushing a shopping cart who is wanted for questioning in a theft and fraud case.

Investigators did not provide any other details about the people in the photos, when or where the photos were taken or why they are looking for them.

Anyone with information about the two people's identities should contact Apex police detective Lindsey Tote at 919-249-1147 or send an email to Lindsey.tote@apexnc.org. Anonymous tips can also be sent to TEXTATIP using the keyword APEXPD.

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  • Screen_name_indeed Sep 23, 2011

    The photo of the Rubenesque woman in front of WalMart intrigues me. Where would a camera have to be placed to capture a photo from that angle? I honestly think it's captured from a phone camera. Maybe by store security or a vigilant shopper.

  • allsmileshere Sep 23, 2011

    @GALNC

    and you would probably be the same person that wouldn't give her a $1 if she returned the wallet with the money -stop yelping - waste of everybodies time for your carelessness - the police - the store - get real!

  • Whatever27 Sep 23, 2011

    My goodness people, chill out. Scarlett2, the article doesn't accuse them of anything. It simply says they are wanted for questioning in theft. I agree nclissy79, public stores aren't just out to get people or interested in ruining their 'reputation'. If they posted these people's pictures, there is a reason for it.

  • nclissy79 Sep 23, 2011

    Isn't a person considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? This sort of advertising seems prejudicial and damaging to a person's reputation. Any store could post a photo of any one of us and ruin our lives. scarlett2

    I don't think any store would just post your picture for giggles. They obviously have reason to need to identify these people - as the story states. Have you ever seen a random story asking to identify someone just for the heck of it? Yea, I didn't think so either.

  • CharmedLife Sep 23, 2011

    "look how full the purse is...fatchance...you think their rights are more important than the business they just stole from...
    ProzacDispenser"

    How do you know she stole something? I carry a hobo purse with lotion, hand sanitizer, wallet, keys, gum, etc. in my bag. Just because it looks big and full does that mean I stole something? That's very stereotypical and not being fair to this person. You dont know for a fact as to whether or not she indeed stole anything. Innocent until proven guilty.

  • GALNC Sep 23, 2011

    Trust me, the cameras in stores probably caught them somewhere else, but they have the entrance photos has well and used those. I left my wallet through carelessness at Walmart trying to get my bags loaded by the cashier. Two people left it there, but the third picked it up and walked out. I finally figured out it had to be at the store. The camera at the register caught it all. However, the police were unable to get her license plate and she paid with cash. While she stole my cash...she didn't use my credit cards. It wasn't a lot of money...but the worry was bad enough. I finally got back my wallet two months later when it was dumped in a PO Box at the town post office. Thankfully, both Walmart and Apex PD looked into this...although it wasn't resolved by catching the thief.... I at least knew what happened. I am at least thankful to get my wallet back since I had some pictures in there that I couldn't replace.

  • dontgetmestarted Sep 22, 2011

    Isn't a person considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? This sort of advertising seems prejudicial and damaging to a person's reputation. Any store could post a photo of any one of us and ruin our lives.
    scarlett2

    I completely agree!!!

  • dontgetmestarted Sep 22, 2011

    BTW...her purse isn't that fat...maybe you're looking at something else. :-)

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 22, 2011

    Scarlett - "If the stores provided the photos, why didn't they call the police while the theft and fraud was occurring, before these people could leave the premises? Don't they have loss prevention officers on duty at the stores to stop shoplifters? Or store personnel to write down their license plates as they drive away?"

    Ever worked in retail?

    It isn't always obvious when a transaction is occurring with a stolen check or credit card that fraud is taking place.

    It becomes absolutely obvious, however, when the store tries to send the check or card to the issuing organization and the issuing organization refuses it, usually because signatures don't match or because the checks or cards were reported missing/stolen by the actual owner.

  • dontgetmestarted Sep 22, 2011

    look how full the purse is...fatchance...you think their rights are more important than the business they just stole from...
    ProzacDispenser

    Really?! I keep everything but the kitchen sink in my purse sometimes does that mean I should be patted down and arrested for shoplifting because I had a "fat purse"?! I certainly hope they had something else to go on than a fat purse!!!

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