Man believed responsible for string of local burglaries arrested in Hawaii
Suspect broke into several ATM machines with angle grinder, detectives say
–Detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man who they say is responsible for six burglaries in San Luis Obispo County and at least eight burglaries in Northern California, all of which occurred during a seven week period in 2015.
Detectives were able to track 30-year-old Tyrone Brennen to Hawaii and with the assistance of the Honolulu Police Department. They arrested Brennen on Dec. 31. Brennen was arrested on numerous burglary charges and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail last week.
Detectives say Brennen had a specific method of operation. The suspect would enter a business after removing an exterior window. He would locate the ATM inside the business and then cut into it with an angle grinder and proceed to remove the money from inside the machine.
The suspect was identified through DNA with the collaboration of San Luis Obispo Police Department Detectives who were investigating prior, similar burglaries in the city of San Luis Obispo in 2012. Brennen has been linked to at least eight burglaries in El Dorado, Placer and Nevada Counties between mid November and early December. He is also linked to six burglaries in San Luis Obispo County between Dec. 15 and Dec. 30 in Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, two in Morro Bay and two in San Luis Obispo County.