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Posted on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 : 4:32 p.m.

Saline police release photos of woman suspected of stealing $400 worth of Vera Bradley items

By Kyle Feldscher


This woman is believed to have stolen more than $400 in Vera Bradley items from a Saline store.

Courtesy of the Saline police

The Saline Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect from a larceny at the Pineapple House boutique earlier this year where hundreds of dollars in Vera Bradley items were stolen.

Detective Don Lupi said Monday the woman walked out of the Pineapple House, 101 E. Michigan Ave., on May 10 with more than $400 worth of Vera Bradley brand items. Vera Bradley makes handbags and accessories.

Police have had no luck in identifying the woman to this point and released photos from store security cameras.

The woman is shown wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and black shoes, carrying a large handbag as she walks around the store.

Anyone information on the incident or the woman’s identity is encouraged to call the Saline Police Department at 734-429-7911 and talk to Sgt. Kevin Murphy or Lupi.



Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 3:35 p.m.

It says she was wearing black shoes but those shoes don't look black to me. Whats up?


Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 3:09 p.m.

the perp looks so average that after 5 month it would be likely no one would make a match. IF the pic had been released right away someone might recognize her as someone that came into their shop, used the gas pump next to them or was at the bank that day. likely she also stopped at the other little shops in the area or stopped into a coffee shop for a snack.


Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 1:45 p.m.

Greater Saline's long, hot and felonious summer, 2012 edition, has been reported in meticulous detail on for months now, so this should come as no real surprise. But is this the tipping point, the final nail in the coffin on Greater Saline's hopes of ever becoming fully-integrated into modern American society? Too soon to tell, really.


Tue, Oct 9, 2012 : 10:37 p.m.

At least the Saline Police are doing more than the Ann Arbor Police did for me when I used to own a retail store and reported thefts of this size. AAPD would just take down the information and basically it would be "don't call us, we'll call you if we turn up anything". Of course they never did. No pleas in the press for information or public bulletins either.


Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 1:45 p.m.

Pitsfield township is even worse. They charge $15 to file a police report to never hear back from them.


Tue, Oct 9, 2012 : 10:30 p.m.

Police waited 5 months to release the photo?

Craig Lounsbury

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 11:56 a.m.

excellent point. I don't get why decisions like that are made. Is it a "who gets credit for an arrest" thing?


Tue, Oct 9, 2012 : 10:13 p.m.

Start by replacing that camera you got free in a box of Capt Crunch.

Craig Lounsbury

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 11:53 a.m.

HEY.....I never got a camera in my Captain Crunch. Whats up with that? ;)