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SLO police arrest man they say stole thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics

Freddie Sarenana, 37, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics from a downtown SLO business.
Freddie Sarenana, 37, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics from a downtown SLO business.

A San Luis Obispo man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics from a downtown business, police said.

The burglary happened over the weekend at a business called Polymax LLC in the 800 block of Higuera Street, police said. Authorities were able to identify the suspect from surveillance video and asked for the public’s help in finding the man.

Several people, including two downtown police officers on bikes, identified the suspect from the pictures. An officer stopped the man at about 11 a.m. and arrested him on suspicion of burglarizing the business, police said.

The man, 37-year-old Freddie Sarenana, admitted to stealing from the business, police said, but did not have the stolen property on him. However, police found that he had a hypodermic needle and a methamphetamine pipe.

Sarenana was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he is being held on suspicion of burglary and possessing drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Police ask anyone with information about the stolen property to call them at 805-781-7313.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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