Thief Targets Woman Who Stopped To Help Crash Victims

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (November 13, 2012)--Peggy Ray didn't think twice when she stopped her car and ran to help victims of an accident on Interstate 5 near the Seattle suburb of Everett.

She crawled through a broken window Saturday and helped stabilize a bleeding driver and his passenger until an emergency crew arrived to rescue the people trapped in the partially submerged car.

But when Ray returned to her vehicle, she says she discovered that $900 had been taken from her purse.

The money represented two weeks' work for the Marysville barista who supports six teenage children.

Ray thinks someone else who pulled over at the accident scene likely took the money from her purse.

Washington state troopers are investigating and hope a tip might lead to an arrest.

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