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Woman Tries to Steal Groceries; Leaves Daughter Behind

Marcy Keelin's heist didn't go off as planned, now she's on the run



    Mom Wanted After Ditching Daughter in Botched Heist

    This Morgan Hill woman took off, leaving her daughter behind after her grocery shoplifting heist fell apart. (Published Friday, Sept. 28, 2012)

    A Northern California woman is accused of trying to steal a cart of groceries with the help of her 10-year-old daughter.

    Marcy Keelin, 38 of Morgan Hill, Calif., is wanted by police after the alleged attempted theft Sept. 19.

    Officers say Keelin and her daughter entered a Safeway, shopped and filled up a cart with groceries.

    The mother is accused of then instructing her daughter to wait for her to pull up to the door with the car officials said.

    The child was supposed to push the cart full of unpaid items out, and they would be off according to investigators. However the heist didn't go off as planned.

    Safeway employees promptly stopped the girl from leaving with the cart.

    Officials say when Keelin drove off and left her 10-year-old daughter at the store.

    Security footage revealed that this may not have been the first time the pair tried the theft.

    Officers say Keelin and her daughter eluded Safeway security two weeks prior to the Sept. 19 incident.

    The girl's grandmother was able to respond and take custody of her, yet mom is nowhere to be found.

    Marcy Keelin is described as a white female adult, 5'11", 200 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. She was known to be driving a green Ford Explorer with Wyoming plates #4-11118

    If you have any information about this case, or Keelin's whereabouts, please contact the Morgan Hill Police Department immediately at 408-779-2101 or the anonymous tip line at 408-947-STOP (7867).