Crime

Two sought in thefts from parked cars in Paso Robles

This image from surveillance video shows a man prowling in a residential Paso Robles neighborhood. He's believed to be involved in recent thefts from unlocked vehicles.
This image from surveillance video shows a man prowling in a residential Paso Robles neighborhood. He's believed to be involved in recent thefts from unlocked vehicles. Courtesy of Paso Robles Police Department

Paso Robles police are looking for two people who allegedly stole items from four unlocked cars parked in the city’s eastside residential neighborhoods Sunday and Monday nights.

One apparently acted as a lookout while the other took property from cars in the areas of Cheyenne Drive and Red River Drive, police Lt. Tim Murphy said.

A private surveillance video captured images of the thieves, who wore dark clothing, hooded sweatshirts, gloves and masks, Murphy said. One of the men was also seen on a video prowling the area on a previous day. He appeared to be in his early 20s with no facial hair, Murphy said.

Paso Robles police urge the public to take precautions such as locking and setting the alarms on unattended vehicles, removing or hiding valuables, and closing garage doors.

Police also are asking the public to report any suspicious activity, including people walking up and down streets or parking lots looking into cars or trying vehicle door handles, vehicles slowly cruising streets or parking lots for extended periods, anyone sitting in a parked vehicle for prolonged periods, and vehicles dropping one person off while continuing to cruise the same area.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP or submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website, www.slotips.org.

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction, and you can remain anonymous.

  Comments