Waycross police have identified the person responsible for the theft of a Salvation Army kettle and its contents from in front of the Walmart store on Tuesday, Nov. 29, but the woman still has not been apprehended, said Waycross Police Capt. Benji Hersey.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the suspect and police are searching for her, Hersey said. The woman’s identity will not been released until she is taken into custody, Hersey said.
Hersey said the kettle was recovered in Brantley County but the money was missing from it.
Police said she was captured by store surveillance cameras grabbing the bucket and taking off in a black Chevy Tahoe (or similar vehicle).
Hersey said the woman snatched the Salvation Army kettle and the money inside when she walked up to the location. The attendant to the kettle had stepped inside the store when the theft occurred.
The woman is described as either white or Hispanic, 5-foot-7 and weighing about 180 pounds.