The San Luis Obispo Police Department is searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera prowling around the front porch of a home in the San Luis Drive and upper Monterey Street area early Friday morning.
The man, described as a white male in his 20s wearing a T-shirt with what appears to be a panda design, walks up to the front door at 3:45 a.m. and uses his cellphone light to look around. He was also carrying a backpack.
After a few seconds, the man leaves the residence.
Two thefts were reported in the same area later Friday, both from unlocked vehicles. A camera was stolen from one car, and clothing, sunglasses and two phone charges were stolen from the other.
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Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in the video. Those with information are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.
Police also offered the following tips to protect against car theft:
▪ Keep your vehicle locked at all times.
▪ Remove valuables from vehicles.
▪ If valuables must remain in the vehicle, move them to locked compartments.
▪ Park your vehicle in a secured area such as a garage whenever possible.
▪ Park in well-lit areas.
▪ Add motion-activated lighting to driveways or other areas where vehicles are parked.
▪ Be on the lookout for individuals walking through neighborhoods in the early morning hours, frequently in dark clothing and carrying backpacks.