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Smartphone stolen at Huntsville Walmart

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Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers are searching for this woman. Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers are searching for this woman.

A woman picked up a smartphone at a Walmart. She didn't buy it. She literally picked it up, after another person left it on the counter. 

It happens to many of us at checkout counters. You get so distracted paying for everything and getting it into your cart, it's easy to forget something.

One woman forgot her smartphone on the counter at the Walmart on University Drive on February 24th.

The woman behind her saw it. As crowded as it was, the woman walked over and picked it up.

Minutes later, the thief was seen on surveillance video walking out the front door.

The victim had a tracker app on her phone to help find it in case it was lost or stolen, but police said the thief broke into the phone and took out the SIM card, losing that tracker app.

Your tip could pay off in a big way.

You can phone in your anonymous tips to 256-53-CRIME or send an anonymous text or e-mail by clicking on the Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers link.

There's up to a thousand dollars in reward money waiting for you.

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