Organized crime ring busted with $9500 in merchandise

Organized crime ring busted with $9500 in merchandise

By Index-Tribune Staff Report

An Antioch woman and a San Francisco man were arrested Sunday after deputies from the Sonoma Police Department, responding to a shoplifting in progress at the Safeway, discovered about $9,500 in purloined goods in the couple’s vehicle.

At about 9:30 p.m., the deputies were sent to the Safeway, at 477 W. Napa St., after a caller saw a theft in progress and provided a description of the woman and the vehicle to the dispatcher. When the deputy arrived, the witness told the deputy that the women drove away in a silver minivan.

A second deputy responding to the theft saw a silver minivan eastbound on West Napa Street about five blocks from Safeway. The deputy pulled over the minivan and contacted the occupants. The passenger was a woman matching the witness’ description and after she couldn’t provide any identification, she was detained.

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