Authorities bust Bay Area-wide retail theft ring

Mercury News - 23 days ago


PACIFICA — A pair of Pacifica residents has been arrested in connection with a Bay Area-wide organized retail theft ring, authorities said. In a news release Thursday, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said detectives with its Crime Suppression Unit conducted surveillance on 44-year-old Rudy Obdulio Rivera and 42-year-old Mercy Folgers Sandoval for two months after receiving a tip about the ring.