The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in Washington is searching for suspects who stole a purse from a Freeman High School parent’s vehicle in the wake of a deadly school shooting.
The suspects prowled the victim’s unattended car, parked in a long line of vehicles on Highway 27, after a student opened fire on four of his classmates. One died, and three were hospitalized and are expected to survive.
The thieves capitalized on parents’ worried states in a time of tragedy, stealing a woman’s purse and doing more than $ 36,000 worth of damage using stolen credit cards and fraudulently cashed checks.
Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, or suspects.
Footage from a security camera shows one of the suspects pushing a shopping cart full of household items that were charged to a stolen credit card.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office shared images from a security camera showing a suspect pushing a shopping cart filled with household supplies.
Facebook users speculated on the thieves’ identities but they remained unconfirmed Saturday.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Dean Meyer at 509-477-3159.