Update, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
The suspect police searched for on Tuesday is wanted by police on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and residential burglary. Click here for the latest information.
San Luis Obispo police searched Tuesday morning for a man suspected of stealing a motorized skateboard.
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On Monday, a man reported to police that his motorized skateboard worth about $1,000 had been stolen, according to Lt. Brian Amoroso.
At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, the man saw someone riding what he believed to be his skateboard, but the suspect ran, Amoroso said. The man called police, who set up a perimeter on Walnut Street between Osos and Chorro streets in an attempt to catch the suspect.
The street was not closed off when police set up the perimeter, Amoroso said. Rather, officers were placed on each street corner in order to catch anyone running by.
Police had the perimeter set up for about 30 minutes, Amoroso said, and Cal Poly Police’s K9 unit was called in to assist.
No suspect was located.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed who the suspect ran from. The suspect ran from the man who reported the crime.