Update: Local business victim of burglary
Update posted June 22
Additional photos, details released
– Details and additional photos have been received regarding the theft that occurred on Thursday, June 2, at approximately 5 p.m., at a business in the 1800 block of Ramada Drive.
Officers reviewed video surveillance from a neighboring business and observed a female and male suspect arrive in a silver Chrysler Sebring convertible. The male subject was observed stealing approximately $3,000 worth of power tools from the business while the female driver waited for the male outside the business. The male suspect exited the business with the stolen power tools, ran to the Chrysler and both suspects fled the scene in the vehicle.
The Paso Robles Police Department is seeking help from the community to identify the suspects in this crime. The male suspect appears to be a white male adult with brown hair and a medium build. The female suspect appears to be a white female adult with long dark colored hair and a medium build. The suspect vehicle appears to be a silver with black convertible top, 1990’s-early 2000’s model Chrysler Sebring. Please take a look at these photos of the suspects and their vehicle to see if you can identify them.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any person(s) involved is urged to call the PRPD or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP (549-7867) or submit a Web Tip from the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.slotips.org. You can also submit a “Text Tip” by texting “slotips” and your message to CRIMES (or 274637). You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction, and you can remain anonymous.
Original story posted June 3
Surveillance video below:
Suspect and driver in getaway vehicle make off with two saws worth over $2,800
–Local business Alert-O-Lite, located at 1850 Ramada Drive in Paso Robles, was the victim of theft after two cut-off saws were stolen on Thursday, June 2 at about 4:45 p.m. by a male suspect and a female driver in what looked like a silver Chrysler Sebring convertible getaway car. The tools stolen were a 25 pound Stihl 800 saw worth about $1,500 and a Stihl 500 saw worth about $1,300. The crime has been reported to the Paso Robles Police Department who are investigating.
Store Manager Brad Hunsaker said the suspect had visited the store on Tuesday and his license plate had been recorded on surveillance camera. “He came back in on Thursday and acted like a contractor and stole the two saws, he was wearing a baseball hat and his front license plate was removed and his back license plate was half blacked out,” he said. “The suspect ran out with both heavy saws and jumped in the convertible. They were in the same car both days, they didn’t pay any attention to the video surveillance and the police are confident they will catch the guy. “
Hunsaker said the store had only been open in Paso Robles for about a year. “This is the first time I have had a theft happen with me in the store,” he said. “It was disappointing as he behaved like and nice guy, and one of the saws he took was set aside for a local contractor.”
Paso Robles Police Department Sergeant Todd Rehner said they are hopeful they will catch the suspect but had no leads as yet. At the time of going to press the official police report on the burglary was in progress, further details on the suspect will be provided when information is available.