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$10K and passports taken from Chinese tourists

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A California woman has been arrested but her boyfriend has eluded capture in theft of $10,000 from Chinese tourists.

The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/125DR7g ) says 26-year-old Valerie Montanez and 33-year-old Pedro Salmeron stole the money and passports from an unattended shopping cart at a Fresno grocery store.

Montanez was arrested on Thursday for investigation of shoplifting at a Home Depot. During the arrest, an officer discovered she was wanted to the Chinese tourists thefts.

She's in jail where she was booked for investigation of grand theft.

Salmeron is still at large.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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