Authorities Bust Area-Wide ORC Ring

A pair of Pacifica, California, residents has been arrested in connection with a Bay Area-wide organized retail theft ring, authorities said.

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.

Detectives confirmed that stolen merchandise was being stored at Rivera’s home on Catalina Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, detectives served a search warrant at the home and found $40,000 in suspected stolen retail merchandise and $30,000 in suspected stolen property, including 25 laptop computers, purses and… The Mercury News

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