GREENE COUNTY, Mo.-- In this week's Catch-a-Crook, the Greene County sheriff wants your help identifying a woman who's suspected in a home burglary in the Battlefield area.
Sheriff Jim Arnott says the woman is accused of stealing more than $30,000 in property during that burglary on July 24, 2019, including jewelry and firearms. The homeowners called 911 and reported the crime just before 3:30 p.m. They told police the burglary happened while they were gone at work.
Arnott says hours earlier on the same day, surveillance cameras caught a woman trying to cash a stolen check from that home. She walked into the Bankcorp South on Campbell Avenue around 1:30 p.m. on July 24, 2019. Arnott says the teller got suspicious when the ID and the check didn't match up. The bank wouldn't cash it and the woman walked out empty-handed.
The second bank security video shows a man also trying to cash a check. Sheriff Arnott says this man is suspected in an overnight car break-in on June 29, 2019 near Battlefield and Golden. The victim's purse was stolen from the vehicle along with her checkbook and wedding ring, valued up to $5,000.
The man in the bank video has very short, dark hair and brown eyes. He has a mustache and you can see a tattoo or dark patch of skin on his left forearm. Arnott says he tried to cash a forged check for $400 at US Bank on South Glenstone, but the account was closed. The teller called police after the man took back the check and left.
If you recognize either person in these videos, call the Greene County Sheriff's Office Tipline at (417) 829-6230.