By LeaAnne Klentzman
Police are looking for a woman who made off with rugs worth more than $12,500.
Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said a Middle Eastern woman stole rugs valued at $12,500 from Star Furniture, 19960 Southwest Freeway, on March 7.
Adolph said the woman can be seen entering the store and leaving several times on surveillance video. In that video, at about 6 p.m., she can be seen removing a tag from a $200 rug and using that tag to pay for another rug valued at $7,500.
She then left the store and returned a few minutes later carrying a different rug. As the camera recorded, she was seen placing the second rug on the floor, she then picked up a third rug, it was listed for sale at $5,000. With the $5,000 rung in hand, she left the store.
Adolph described the woman as being a 40- to 48-year-old, of Asian descent, about 5′ 5″, weighing 120 pounds and has black or dark brown hair. She spoke Arabic and English and smelled of cigarette smoke. A witness told police she may have left in a black or dark blue Nissan.
Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281)275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
Surveillance Video can be viewed at www.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/theft-3-21-12/