Parshall woman allegedly steals over $12,000 from City Market self-checkouts |

Parshall woman allegedly steals over $12,000 from City Market self-checkouts

City Market is one of several grocery chains in Colorado limiting the number of people in the store at one time.
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A Parshall woman was arrested late last week after allegedly making off with over $12,000 in cash from City Market in Granby, according to police.

Penny Sanchez Rivera, 31, has been charged with second-degree burglary and felony theft in connection with the City Market burglary. An arrest affidavit filed in 14th District Court states that over $12,000 was missing from self-checkout registers at the store following the theft.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, Sept. 7, Granby Police received a report from an employee that a burglary had just occurred at the City Market location in Granby. According to police, the burglary occurred just a few hours earlier, on Sept. 6.

Law enforcement reviewed surveillance footage from the store and were able to determine the identity of the suspect. Sanchez Rivera was placed under arrest later Friday and transported to the Grand County Jail.

An affidavit in support of warrantless arrest for Sanchez Rivera alleged that she unlawfully entered City Market during a power outage and removed cash from multiple self-checkout registers. According to the affidavit, Sanchez Rivera, a City Market employee, was not on the clock at the time of the alleged theft.

“Additional evidence obtained during a subsequent search of the suspects home was discovered tying the suspect to the scene as well as additional possible burglaries,” Granby Police said.

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