This from night cop reporter Brian Day. The photo of the suspected thief comes from the West Covina PD The photo of Moe comes from the archive:
WEST COVINA – The former owners of “Moe” the chimp are offering a reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a woman who stole from them Saturday.
La Donna and St. James Davis, who now uses a wheelchair after being attacked by chimps in March of 2005, were shopping at Target in the
Eastland Shopping Center when the theft occurred, West Covina police officials said.
As La Donna briefly turned away from the cart, where her purse was, a woman stole the purse containing the Davises IDs, credit cards, bank cards, and St. James medication and medical information, said a friend of the
Davises, Michael McCasland.
The thief quickly left the store and got into a waiting white dodge truck, he added.
McCasland said he believes the Davises were targeted because while La Donna was distracted, the thief hoped to take advantage of a man in a wheelchair.