Caught on camera: Clumsy crook stealing from Commerce Township gas station

Posted at 10:37 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 15:28:43-05

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office released video hoping to bring a klutzy crook and her two accomplices to justice.

The same three suspects hit a Shell gas station on Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills on Monday.

The owner of the Mobil Gas Station on East West Maple in Commerce Township says his business is in a busy and low-crime area. He has never been targeted.

But when he got a call from his alarm company on Wednesday, he thought it was a false alarm. 

"Three people were smashing the door," he said. "Two people got in. Looked a little drunk. Obviously, they didn't cover their face," Moe Cheaito said.

A man starts grabbing cash. Moments later, one of his partners in crime comes in, falling after trying to jump over the counter.

"She had to be drunk," Cheaito said.

She goes for cigarettes and whatever else she can grab, then falls again as she tries to make her way to the getaway car.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is hoping someone recognizes them, as this crime is no joke.

The thieves got away with about $3,000. The owner will be making changes to make sure no one finds that much cash in the future.

If you recognize them, Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to their arrest. Anyone with information should call 1-800-SPEAK-UP.