Woman sought in cash grab from gas station | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Woman sought in cash grab from gas station

Elaine Goodman

Police continued to search Monday for a woman who reportedly grabbed cash from under the counter at Tahoe Tom’s gas station Sunday and fled in a white car.

The woman entered the gas station around 7:30 a.m. and paced around. She asked the clerk about tire chains but didn’t purchase any, and also inquired about an ATM, according to South Lake Tahoe police Officer Angie Kallstrom.

When the clerk went to help another customer tighten tire chains, the woman grabbed cash from under the counter and walked out, Kallstrom said.

The woman reportedly left with a man in a white car that may have been a Dodge Avenger or similar-style sedan that headed west on Highway 50.

Police declined to say how much cash was taken.

The woman was described as white, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 180 pounds, with a round face, acne and dark-brown hair that formed a widow’s peak. She wore a dark hoodie with “78” on the chest, dark pants and shoes, and she carried a black handbag.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call South Lake Tahoe police at (530) 542-6100.

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