Man caught on camera stealing bag from car wash

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A man was caught on camera taking a woman’s bag from her trunk at a car wash. 

The woman tells News 5 she put her belongings in her trunk but thinks it didn’t latch. She said a man in a red polo came and started to dry her car with a towel, she asked if he worked there and he ignored her. She asked him a second time, and he said no, but said he was drying off her car since it was still wet, acting like he was helping her. She provided News 5 with video of the man drying her car with a towel, and you see him open her trunk and put it into the trunk of the car right next to her car. He was also seen going through the car wash. She tells us she was at Rich’s Car Wash on Springhill on Saturday when this happened.

She has filed a police report. At last check, police are still searching for a suspect. 

Michelle Bennett, the people and brand ambassador for Rich’s Car Wash, tells News 5 their employees are always in their uniforms. She tells us their employees will wear a Rich’s branded polo in either black or blue. Bennett says it is against their policy to assist in vacuuming or wiping down a car, unless it is purchased, to ensure the safety of everyone. She also tells News 5 Rich’s Car Wash has been highly responsive and cooperative in trying to help get the suspect caught, and to help the customer in every way they can. 

Bennett tells News 5 they have a sense of commitment to the community and that’s why they have a state of the art surveillance system in place at every site to help customers feel safe when utilizing their services. 


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