Thief caught on camera swiping cell phone

Woman steals forgotten phone right out of shopping basket

KATY, Texas – Fort Bend County deputies need the public's help trying to track down a woman who was caught on surveillance stealing a cell phone.

On Oct. 11, the victim said he called the Kroger in the 6400 block of FM 1464 saying he mistakenly left his cell phone at the store. Fort Bend deputies were also contacted.

Store surveillance video revealed an Asian woman reaching into a grocery basket to pick up the phone. She's believed to be in her 40s to early 50s, wearing a maroon sweater and blue jean pants. She was accompanied by two men. 

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.