Morgan Hill Woman Tries to Steal Groceries; Leaves Daughter Behind

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

By Mathew Luschek
|  Friday, Sep 28, 2012  |  Updated 7:26 AM PDT
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This Morgan Hill woman took off, leaving her daughter behind after her grocery shoplifting heist fell apart.

This Morgan Hill woman took off, leaving her daughter behind after her grocery shoplifting heist fell apart.

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One Morgan Hill woman will probably not be winning any "Mother of the Year" awards, after she allegedly attempted to shoplift a cart full of groceries with the help of her 10-year-old daughter.

Police officers are looking for Marcy Keelin, 38 of Morgan Hill, after an incident on September 19th, at a Safeway Grocery Store.

Officers say Keelin and her daughter entered the store, shopped together -- filling up a cart with groceries -- and then instructed her daughter to wait for her to pull up to the door with the car. When her daughter saw the car, she was to push the cart full of unpaid items out, and they would be off.

The heist didn't quite go off as planned, as Safeway employees promptly stopped the girl from leaving with the cart.

When Keelin saw that the jig was up, she took off, leaving her 10-year-old daughter behind. 

Officers say this is not the first time Keelin had used this trick. She and her daughter eluded Safeway security two weeks prior. Security footage revealed the theft, and was turned over to MHPD.

The girl's grandmother was able to respond and take custody of her, yet mom is no where 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).

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