Crime

Burglars sought in string of daytime home break-ins in SLO

San Luis Obispo police are looking for two men who have allegedly conducted a series of residential burglaries during daytime hours, stealing jewelry, computers, other electronics and cash.

Lt. John Bledsoe said the burglaries have occurred in the last few weeks between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Some homeowners told police that the suspects knocked on their doors to see if anyone was home. If a homeowner was there, the suspect would ask for a person not living at that address before leaving.

The suspects would later return to that home and force open rear doors or windows, or find a home that was not locked, Bledsoe said.

Since December six such burglaries have occurred. The most recent occurred in the 2300 block of Flora Street. In that instance, the homeowner came upon the suspects burglarizing the residence.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, with black hair and mustache and wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. The second man was dressed similarly. No other description was provided for him.

Police caution homeowners to call officers if anything suspicious is occurring, and to not confront an intruder. Residents should always lock their doors and windows when not at home, and valuable items should not be in plain view.

Anyone with information can call police at 781-7317.

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