DOCUMENT: Florida, Crime

Theft Suspect Trashed Store For 10 Minutes

Cops: Florida woman was spotted stealing candy

AUGUST 15--A woman spent nearly 10 minutes trashing a Florida market after the owner caught her stealing candy bars and locked the front door, according to surveillance video.

In a bid to identify the suspect, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office today released the above video showing the woman throwing items around the Shell convenience store during the March incident.

According to police, the store owner automatically locked the front door upon seeing the woman place $11 worth of candy bars in her pockets. Unable to depart the business, the woman (pictured at right) began tossing merchandise on the store’s floor.

The vandalism was recorded by four surveillance cameras.

After the woman started smashing and throwing bottles, it appears an employee relented and unlocked the door, allowing the suspect to escape on foot.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the woman’s identity to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, while the local Crime Stoppers is offering a possible reward of up to $3000.