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Suspect identified in theft of donation jar for burn victims

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Maria Riol (Source: Forest Acres Police Department) Maria Riol (Source: Forest Acres Police Department)
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FOREST ACRES, SC (WIS) -

Police are looking for a woman they believe stole a donation jar containing money meant for burn victims from a convenience store in late September.

According to the Forest Acres Police Department, the incident happened at the Pitt Stop located at 4800 Forest Drive on the afternoon of September 24.

Police say surveillance video shows Maria Riol walk up to the register, put a drink down, grab a jar from the counter, and walk away.

The jar contained approximately ten dollars of donations for the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Investigators say Riol, who has no permanent address, then got into a dark colored 4-door pick-up truck, possibly a Nissan Frontier, and drove away. 

There was another unknown subject with the suspect, however it does not appear she had any knowledge of the theft, police said. 

If you know where Riol is, you are urged to call Forest Acres Police Department at (803) 782-9444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CRIME-SC.

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