ODESSA - Police are searching for a money snatcher. A man's hard earned money was left in a drawer at a drive-thru check cashing location, but by the time he realized it, it was long gone. The person who snatched the cash, was a woman that found his money and hid it from him and the whole act was caught on tape.
After a hard days work, a Odessa man is cashing his pay check via the drive thru at the Kwik Kash off Andrews Highway on the first of February. But this wasn't any ordinary day, after getting his money, he accidentally left a $100 bill in the drawer and drove away.
The next customer pulls up to pay a bill, drops her payment in the drawer, when she realizes a $100 bill is there. She gets out of her truck, shuts the drawer, walks up to it and literally opens it. She then takes the $100 bill and tries to cover it up a little bit, at the same time, she shuffles her payment in the drawer and gets back in her truck.
At that very same moment, the man realizes his money came up short, so he gets right back in line hoping to get the rest.
"They actually have a conversation. He sticks his head out the window and tells us he told her, he left a $100 bill in there and was one in there. She checks and tells him no that is not in there," Odessa Crime Stoppers Director, Susan Rogers, said.
The woman then drives away with the stolen money. The victim pulls right back up to see if he can get his money but officials say since the transaction had already been completed, the clerk couldn't do anything to help him.
"It's really sad. People talk today about paying things forward, I mean this lady obviously didn't do that," Rogers said.
Rogers says if you ever cash your checks through a drive thru window, count your money at the window before you leave. In addition, she said to make sure you don't leave anything behind in the drawer.