Police are looking for a woman in Clackamas County, Oregon, whom a retailer claims robbed them at gunpoint last week after saying to the cashier, “Your money is insured, my kid isn’t.”
Store owner Tina Dambrosio, of Sublime Clothing, called police Tuesday afternoon after a woman described as “petite” came into the store wearing black pants and a green stocking cap, exhibiting some peculiar behavior before exposing a gun she had hidden in her purse.
According to KPTV, Dambrosio said the woman was hastily looking around the store but didn’t appear to be interested in buying anything. At one point, the alleged robber told the cashier that she liked their cancer awareness t-shirts while keeping her back to the employee.
Dambrosio said that the woman started to walk quickly towards the door but instead stopped at the register where she revealed she had a gun and said, “Your money is insured, my kid isn’t.”
While it is unknown if the woman was referring to health insurance, the Oregon Health Exchange, which is a state run health insurance market place in compliance with the affordable care act (Obamacare), has been plagued with as many issues as the federally run exchange. On Sunday, Gov. John Kitzhaber denied that the website’s technical issues create a valid obstacle in getting insurance or limits individuals or families from signing up. Kitzhaber encouraged Oregon’s uninsured to sign up using a paper application.
The cashier reportedly handed the woman cash from the register and the woman put the money inside her purse and left.
Although outside surveillance cameras captured a glimpse of the woman on video, police have not been able to identify her. The woman was able to get away via a silver getaway car driven by an unidentified male.
Police say the woman is believed to be between 30 and 40-years-old, about 5 foot 2 inches and weighing approximately 100 pounds.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s office is asking the public to help with any information that may lead to the suspects identification and whereabouts.