VACAVILLE — Police continued Wednesday to investigate the theft of up to six pounds of marijuana Tuesday from a car in the parking lot of the post office on Cernon Street.
Several people called police just after 1 p.m. to report an auto burglary in progress, according to a news release. The callers reported seeing a Hispanic male in his 20s reaching through the broken back window of a Toyota 4Runner.
Police say the suspect grabbed two duffel bags from the Toyota and ran to another vehicle that was waiting for him. That vehicle, described as either a Buick or an Oldsmobile, drove out of the area, according to police. People who tried to follow the car were unable to keep up, according to the release.
A passenger in the Toyota, Michelle Appleby, 33, of Grass Valley, was sitting in the vehicle when the back window was broken out and the theft occurred, but she did not call police, according to the release.
Police said Appleby was waiting for Jeremy Spiva, 39, also of Grass Valley, who was at the post office to mail a package. Police said when Spiva learned about the incident, he also did not call police.
Spiva and Appleby were allegedly driving to different marijuana dispensaries, trying to sell up to six pounds of marijuana, the release states. Investigators said they believe the pair were followed from one of the marijuana dispensaries to Vacaville, and when they stopped to mail a package, the unknown male suspect broke the window and stole the marijuana.
Police said they found the package Spiva placed in the mail. It allegedly contained two pounds of marijuana and was being sent to Louisiana. Detectives from the Vacaville Police Department Narcotic Enforcement Team responded and assisted with the investigation.
Police said no arrests have been made.
The investigation was continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 449-5200 or the drug tip line at 449-5243.
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