Caught on Camera ... Money Jar Theft

January 6, 2009 11:29:23 PM PST
Police in the North Valley are trying to catch two people caught on tape stealing a jar of money, set aside for a funeral.This is the surveillance video they're looking at. You can see a man and a woman approach the counter at "M-and-A" Market in Merced.

Police say the couple distracted the cashier and then, you can see the man in the black jacket grab a jar ... sitting in front of the register. Inside that jar two or three hundred dollars in cash, money that a woman was raising to help pay for a funeral for her friend. The suspects then exited the store and got into their car and drove off.

The jar was stolen on December 20th. If you have any information on who the people are in this video, please contact the Merced Police Department.

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