The Merced County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a couple who stole $200 in Christmas donations a store was collecting to pay funeral expenses for a friend of the owners.
A video camera at M and A Market on the 2900 block of Beachwood Avenue recorded a man and woman deputies now seek. The white man, about 5-feet-7 and 180 pounds, wore a blue jacket when he was recorded grabbing the jar on his way out. The white woman, about 5-feet-8 and 220 pounds, had curly brown hair and wore a white t-shirt.
Anyone with information should call sheriff's Det. Jason Jacklitsch at (209) 385-7472.