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Pink-haired woman suspected of stealing over $400 worth of tools from O’Reilly Auto Parts in Ocala

Update: According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was identified as 27-year-old Citra resident Donna Renee Kauffman. On Thursday, May 12 at 7:50 p.m., Kauffman was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail, and she is facing a misdemeanor charge for first degree petit theft (over $100 but less than $750).

Original article (published on Thursday, May 12 at 1:55 p.m.):

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public to help identify a pink-haired woman who is suspected of stealing numerous tools from a local O’Reilly Auto Parts store.

On Friday, April 29, the female suspect (pictured below), along with another woman and man, entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 2455 SW Highway 484 in Ocala. While they were inside the store, over $400 worth of tools were stolen.

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This woman is suspected of stealing over $400 worth of tools from O’Reilly Auto Parts (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)
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Another picture of the female suspect (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

After the theft, the female suspect, along with the two other individuals, drove to a residential area. According to MCSO, the stolen items were then taken out of the boxes, and the empty boxes were tossed into a wooded area.

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The female suspect was seen in a residential area shortly after the theft (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

If you have any information that could help investigators identify or locate the pink-haired female suspect, please call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 352-732-9111.