Crime

Pair snatched credit cards from car at Bob Jones lot, then went on a shopping spree

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects from a car burglary at the Bob Jones trailhead in April. The suspects later bought about $3,000 worth of goods from local stores.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects from a car burglary at the Bob Jones trailhead in April. The suspects later bought about $3,000 worth of goods from local stores.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of burglarizing a car at the Bob Jones trailhead parking lot and stealing credit cards later used to buy about $3,000 in goods from local stores.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday that the car was broken into between 1 and 2:30 p.m. on April 24 at 7000 Ontario Road in Avila Beach.

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Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect from a car burglary at the Bob Jones trailhead in April. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office

Three credit cards were stolen from a purse left in the vehicle, and those cards were used later that day at stores in the Pismo Beach Outlets and surrounding areas.

Surveillance footage captured two Hispanic men of average height and medium build making purchases with the stolen cards, according to the news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Coast Station at 805-528-6083.

Matt Fountain: 805-781-7909, @MattFountain1

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Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect from a car burglary at the Bob Jones trailhead in April. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office

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Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect from a car burglary at the Bob Jones trailhead in April. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office

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