Truck, checks, stolen from soldier

(KOIN) – Police are searching for a woman who used a U.S. Army soldier’s checkbook after it was swiped from a stolen truck last month.

Surveillance video at an undisclosed Portland gas station of a Ford Expedition driven by a woman who used checks that were stolen out of a truck belonging to a U.S. soldier on July 14, 2013. The truck was stolen and later found abandoned. Undated photo. (Portland Police Bureau)
Surveillance video of the Ford Expedition driven by the suspect. (Portland Police Bureau)

On the night of July 14, Portland police report that the soldier’s 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck was stolen from outside Red’s Bar & Grill, located on Southeast Foster Road. It was found four hours later abandoned at Southeast 80th Avenue and Bush Street. Several personal items were missing from the truck, including the soldier’s checkbook.

Surveillance video then caught a woman using the checks at a Portland gas station. The woman was white, had a heavy build and was driving a dark blue Ford Expedition. The name of the gas station and date of when the checks were used were not disclosed for investigative purposes, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland police spokesperson.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. To leave a tip visit CrimeStoppersofOregon.com or call 503-823-HELP.

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