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Thieves hit Merced College

Thieves hit Merced College

POSTED October 30, 2010 12:09 a.m.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two thieves targeting Merced College students.

The two women are suspected of ringing up close to a $1,000 in purchases made on stolen credit cards, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.

The first theft was reported in July. The Merced College District Police took a report of a stolen credit card from a student, who said the card had been taken from a locker in the pool area.

MacKenzie said the suspects used the stolen credit card to purchase items at the Family Clothes store in Merced.

The same two women are suspected of stealing a second credit card in September by taking it from a purse inside a classroom at the college, MacKenzie said.

That card was used to purchase items at the Rancho San Miguel Market in Merced.

The sheriff’s department recently released photos of the two suspects taken from surveillance cameras at the market, in the hopes someone will recognize them and report them to authorities.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 200 pounds. She was seen wearing a white sweater. The second suspect is a Hispanic female approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 120 pounds.


Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects or about the case is asked to contact Officer Tim Martin at the Merced Community College District Police at 384-6054.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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