Auto burglaries skyrocket
August 20, 2010
Deputies said there have been more than 100 burglaries in the past 90 days in unincorporated parts of the county.
In one of the burglaries, which occurred at the Park-n-Ride lot near Highway 101 outside Santa Margarita, thieves took $25,000 in cash receipts as well as a California Department of Corrections uniform. A local woman had placed a bag with the money in it under her seat while she went with her husband to the movies.
When they returned, they discovered that someone had broken out the window and taken their things.
The couple has put up a $1,000 for information that leads to the recovery of their cash. Anyone with any information on the Santa Margarita case, or any auto burglaries, are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP or go to SLOTIPS.org.