Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post:
“Thank you to the citizen at the Tahoe Vista Safeway who called 911 on July 13th, which resulted in the arrest of seven suspects involved in a major shoplifting case.
Just before 10:30 p.m., Placer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of several individuals loading two vehicles with stolen groceries from the Tahoe Vista Safeway. Deputies were given vehicle information by the reporting party which helped them locate the two vehicles nearby. Deputies pulled the vehicles over and conducted a search, which recovered numerous unbagged groceries,
During the investigation, deputies learned that six out of seven of the suspects were employees at the Tahoe Vista Safeway – video surveillance showed the suspects filling multiple carts with groceries – nearly $2,500 worth!
The suspects, 21-year-old Stefan Valcu, 19-year-old Radu Bucur, 20-year-old Patrick Bucurean, 20-year-old Daniel Copil, 23-year-old Sorin Uveghes, 21-year-old Flaviu Negru, and 20-year-old Christian Bodea were all arrested for felony burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.
While we are happy the suspects were caught for the bad decision they made, it appears our deputies saved them from making another bad decision by eating all the junk food they had stolen.”