Waycross police have not named a suspect but do have some “pretty strong leads” in a case involving the snatching of a Salvation Army kettle and the money it held at Walmart Tuesday evening, said Waycross Police Capt. Benji Hersey.
“The suspect is a female, either white or Hispanic, about 5-foot-7, weighing about 180 pounds,” said Hersey. “At the time she was wearing a peach-colored shirt, jeans and boots with fur on top of them. She took the bucket off the hanger and the money.”
Hersey said the woman attending the kettle had stepped just inside the door at Walmart when she saw the woman walk up and snatch the bucket. She appeared to be driving a black Chevy Tahoe or similar vehicle, Hersey said.
“She just grabbed the bucket and then took off in the black SUV,” said Hersey.
There was no way of knowing how much money may have been in the kettle at the time of the theft which took place about 5:50 p.m.
He said several witnesses have given assistance but no arrest had been made Friday morning. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waycross police at 287-2921 or call 911, he said.