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Two cited for shoplifting at a Rite Aid store in Wasco

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Posted at 8:11 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 23:11:06-04

WASCO CALIF. — Two people were cited in connection with a shoplifting incident at a Rite Aid store in Wasco on Wednesday.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, around 12:30 p.m., staff from the Rite Aid located at 2501 Highway 46 in Wasco reported that an unknown suspect fled the store with a shopping cart full of merchandise without paying for the items.

The clerk provided a license plate number for the suspect vehicle. The registered owner for the vehicle resided in Delano, the department said.

Deputies waited at the location and the suspect vehicle arrived a short time after the theft, KCSO said. It was occupied by 24-year-old Eduardo Arambula Martinez and 40-year-old Angelica Aguilar.

During a search of the vehicle, the department said the stolen items from the theft at the Rite Aid were located. Martinez and Aguilar were cited and released for shoplifting, conspiracy and looting.