Manteca officers bust another retail theft ring with 2 arrests

Manteca Bulletin - 05-24


Two Stanislaus County men were arrested in Manteca on Saturday on charges of organized retail theft. Robert Michael Lee Jr., 33 of Oakdale, and Erik Estrada, 27 of Waterford, were taken into custody by Manteca Police officers who had received a call of a theft in progress from a local retail store. Officers apprehended the men as they fled the business with the merchandise in tow and discovered that they were also in possession of other items believed to have been stolen from other local retail stores. Items recovered including clothing, accessories, power tools, and electronic equipment, and both men were also in possession of drug paraphernalia – syringes and spoons as well a pipe and bags containing what was believed to be drugs.