Two people were arrested following early-morning burglaries at AutoZone stores in Morro Bay and Atascadero, according to Morro Bay Police Cmdr. Jody Cox.
The break-in at the Atascadero store, on the 8100 block of El Camino Real, happened about 12:50 a.m., Cox said. The Morro Bay store, on the 400 block of Quintana Road, was broken into about 1:20 a.m.
The burglars took batteries and toolsets in a “window smash-type” burglary, Cox said. Morro Bay officers who responded to the scene put out a description of the two suspects, who were stopped by a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy on their way back to Atascadero via Highway 41.
The suspects, Mario Aquino, 28, and Chris Casas, 20, both of Fresno, were arrested by Atascadero police on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of stolen property and also several misdemeanor warrants.
Andrew Sheeler contributed to this report.