Crime

2 arrested in Los Osos home invasion robbery; more suspects believed to be at large

Joshua William Weber
Joshua William Weber

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a Los Osos resident in a home invasion Thursday morning, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said.

The robbery happened about 8 a.m. on the 1500 block of Fourth Street. The victim said he was sleeping when he heard a knock at the door. He opened the door, and several men wearing ski masks forced their way inside and stole several items, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The men then drove away.

Later, Morro Bay police officers who had heard about the robbery and were attending to an unrelated traffic incident at South Bay Boulevard and Quintana Road saw a vehicle matching the suspects’ description heading toward Highway 1.

The officers followed the vehicle to the North Beach Tract area of Morro Bay, where the suspects exited the highway and then ditched the vehicle, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.

After a search that involved Morro Bay Police, sheriff’s deputies and a CHP helicopters, two suspects were located near the intersection of San Jacinto and Main streets, where they were arrested and taken to County Jail.

According to jail records, Joshua William Weber, 34, of Atascadero is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail on suspicion of burglary and robbery, and Bryce Aramis Mueller, 28, of Atascadero was booked on suspicion of first-degree robbery and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail

Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for at least two more suspects and are asking anyone with information to contact the detective division at 805-781-4500.

No weapons were involved in the robbery, and the victim was not hurt, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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