On 08-23-2015 at 2:00 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff Office Deputy responded to the Safeway store in McKinleyville, regarding a theft. The deputy spoke to the Safeway manager and learned the following.
The manager stated on 08-22-2015 at 11:30 p.m. two suspects entered Safeway and were acting strangely. The suspects were a male and a female. The suspects would meander around the store and fill shopping carts and hand baskets with food. They would then stow the baskets in the isles.
The suspects then started to walk out the western emergency exit of the store with carts and baskets without paying for the food items. When they exited the store one of the carts toppled over spilling the contents on the floor. The two suspects then took off running away from the store. The suspects were able to steal about $600.00 dollars of food items.
Safeway video surveillance was able to capture the female suspect, who is associated with the theft. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the female suspect depicted in the attached photograph. The female suspect is wanted for burglary of the Safeway store.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey, Sheriff