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Janitor arrested for grocery grabbing

March 11, 2009
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SAUSALITO, CA — A janitor and an accomplice have been arrested for allegedly stealing $10,000 in groceries, according to the Contra Costa Times.
Jose Luis Bichao, who worked for a janitorial service that cleaned a Mollie Stone''s Market at 100 Harbor Drive, and Lucila Suarez were detained on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy for their alleged role in the grocery stealing, the story stated.
According to Sergeant Steve Veveiros of the Sausalito Police Department, a private in-store detective who was investigating grocery losses found surveillance videotapes showing a night janitor, another man and a woman loading up shopping bags during his shift.
The tapes show approximately $1,000 in groceries being stolen on nine separate nights, the story noted.
Bichao was fired and was arrested when he showed up at the store Tuesday to pick up his last paycheck; Suarez, who was waiting outside, was also arrested, the story added.
According to the story, both Bichao and Suarez are being held on $15,000 bail; the third suspect has not been identified.
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