Robber assaults SLO residents with baseball bat
November 5, 2012
A 32-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who was caught burglarizing a unit at the Sagrado Corazon Townhomes on Casa Street beat two residents with a baseball bat on Sunday.
At about 9 a.m., the residents awoke to find Sandra Lee Welsh in the act of stealing various items including a laptop computer and an X-Box 360. Welsh then picked up a wooden baseball bat and began striking both residents. They over powered Welsh and held her until police arrive. The victims suffered minor injuries.
Police investigators discovered Welsh was in possession of items from previous burglaries including several electronics she had stolen from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center earlier Sunday morning.
Hospital staff who had discharged Welsh around 5 a.m., found her hiding in a bathroom a few hours later. She allegedly took a television set, a DVD player and several children’s videos from the hospital.
Welsh was charged with robbery, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $30,000.