Serial 'wedding crasher' showing up to receptions to steal gifts in US

bride and groom wedding gift
The suspect has been targeting weddings around the area. Photo credit: Getty.

Police in the US are on the hunt for a serial "wedding crasher" - but no, it's not Vince Vaughan or Owen Wilson from the hit 2005 movie. 

Since December, an unidentified Texas woman has allegedly been turning up uninvited to weddings, simply to steal the gifts. 

In a post on the Comal County Crime Stoppers Facebook page, the local sheriff's office offered a US$4000 (NZ$6210) reward for information leading to an arrest of the female suspect.  

"The Wedding Crasher has been frequenting wedding events not only in Comal County, but surrounding counties as well, preying on unsuspecting families and friends," the post reads. 

"The suspect arrives uninvited to weddings, poses as a guest and then steals the gifts." 

The post included a CCTV image of the suspected offender at a shop, trying to use a gift card originally purchased for a newlywed couple.

"Let's not let her ruin anyone else's special day and bring this crasher to justice," the Sheriff's office finished the statement. 

One Dallas couple told NBC they first discovered they'd been targeted while on their honeymoon.

"I think when we first found out, it was kind of a devastating, sinking feeling that this had happened," says victim Brittany Flores.

She and her husband didn't recognise the suspect, but believe she stole  hundreds of dollars worth of gifts. 

But the couple say they're hopeful that police will be able to find the culprit.

"I think that's really what we're taking away from this [is] not letting this... wedding crasher, whatever they're calling her, take away from our day," said Mrs Flores.

"She can't steal our love".



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