Two Susanville residents arrested for allegedly stealing a cart full of groceries

Two Susanville residents — Rita Merino, 41, and Amanda Shipley, 35, both of Susanville were arrest for grand theft of property after it was determined the total value of a shopping cart full of items was more than $1,300, according to a statement from the Susanville Police Department.

According to the statement, officers responded to a report of people attempting to steal a cart of groceries from Safeway about 5:09 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

Store employees had detained two people who had attempted to leave the store without paying. Safeway’s Loss Prevention Officer was working this date and observed the subjects place numerous items into their cart then exit the store without attempting to make payment.