Suspect wanted for grand theft at Petaluma casino

PETALUMA (KRON)—Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who stole large amounts of money from someone gambling at a casino in Petaluma Saturday morning.

It happened at the Park West Casino on 5151 Montero Way when a woman noticed her money and casino chips were missing from her purse.

The woman had her purse hanging from the back of a chair while she was gambling.

When police reviewed surveillance footage, they saw an Asian woman taking the woman’s purse and bringing it into the restroom. The same suspect is seen bringing the purse back to where it was originally found just a few minutes later.

Police describe the suspect as an Asian woman in her 50s who is about five feet five inches tall weighing about 120 pounds. She also has short brown hair.

At the time of the theft, the suspect was wearing a blue sweater, a long-sleeved gray shirt, gray jeans and gold-colored shoes.

Anyone who knows anything about the crime is asked to call the Petaluma Police Department at (707)781-1274.

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