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April 1, 2020

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Pair arrested on suspicion of $20,000 Safeway heist

Morgan Hill police arrested a former Safeway employee and his accomplice after the pair allegedly stole about $20,000 cash from the grocery store’s safe early Thursday morning. Just past midnight Aug. 22, Mario Bellinghausen, 22 of Santa Nella, entered the store wearing a surgical mask to hide his identity, according to a press release from Morgan Hill Police. As a former Safeway employee, Bellinghausen was entrusted with the code to the store’s safe. He even spoke to his former manager at the store just before the heist. Bellinghausen stole more than $20,000 from the store's safe and was seen running out of the store to get away in his car, police said. Later that day, officers located Bellinghausen with half of the stolen cash, police said. Then on Aug. 24, police identified and arrested Yesmith Sandoval, 22 of Los Banos, at a pizza parlor in Los Banos, police said. She had the remaining loot from the burglary, minus a share used by Bellinghausen to bail out of jail. Both were booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy and burglary, police said.Police think the pair orchestrated the burglary as a retaliation to Safeway for terminating Bellinghausen’s employment at the store. Detectives recovered “nearly all” of the cash stolen from Safeway, police said. Anyone with information about this case can contact Morgan Hill Police at (408) 779-2101. 

Jail, probation for woman who abandoned daughter at Safeway

Marcy Erico, the woman accused of abandoning her 10-year-old daughter at a Morgan Hill Safeway store after a botched shoplifting attempt, was formally sentenced to 60 days in jail plus three years probation at South County Courthouse Monday. 

Mom accused of using daughter to steal from Safeway out on...

Marcy Erico, the woman who allegedly used her 10-year-old daughter to steal groceries from Safeway, is out of custody on $50,000 bail following a hearing related to the case Tuesday, authorities said.

Mom allegedly uses 10-year-old to steal groceries, leaves her behind

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly ditched her 10-year-old daughter outside a Morgan Hill Safeway grocery store after coercing the child to try to steal a cart of groceries, according to the Morgan Hill Police Department.

Morgan Hill Goodwill reopening in two weeks

Goodwill shoppers have likely noticed that the Morgan Hill store at 17630 Monterey Road has been closed with construction crews and equipment surrounding the building the last few days.