Man arrested for robbing Atascadero 99 Cent store

May 28, 2015
Kyle Kitchin

Kyle Kitchin

Atascadero police arrested a 25-year-old man shortly after he allegedly robbed a 99 Cent store early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after noon, Kyle Kitchin carried a handgun into the 99 Cent store in the 7100 block of El Camino Real and demanded cash. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a police department news release.

About three hours later, police found Kitchin walking through the Vons parking lot. Kitchin had a loaded firearm and a large amount of cash on his person  when officers located him.

The officers arrested Kitchin and charged him with robbery, possession of a concealed weapon, criminal threats, brandishing a firearm and having three outstanding warrants and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $140,000.

No one suffered any injuries during the robbery.



  1. xniax1 says:

    if guns were banned, this wouldn’t of happened.


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    • achillesheal says:

      Has making something illegal ever eliminated it?

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  2. SLO_Johnny says:

    He’ll probably serve more time in prison than Kelly Gearhardt. You can steal more with a briefcase than a gun. The guy probably needs to be confined to a drug rehab center before going to prison.

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    • achillesheal says:

      As he deserves to. Armed robbery is a far more serious crime than fraud, no matter the spoils.

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  3. Theo P. Neustic says:

    Wonder who owns(ed) the gun that he had.

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    • topper01 says:

      Would it surprise you if he owned it?

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  4. achillesheal says:

    Did the cops give him that shiner? Good for them if they did.

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    • r0y says:

      As much as one may wish to see harm come to “bad guys,” one really should not wish it was the police force doing it.

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      • Perspicacious says:

        Not ALL police force is wrong, keep that in mind.

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    • Perspicacious says:

      Yeah, good thing he is white though. If he was black he would be a poor innocent guy walking down the street minding his own business and betting beat by the cops and there would be riots.

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  5. Ted Slanders says:

    If this is Mr. Kitchen’s first robbery at the 99 cent store, then the store’s owner, and the corporate as well, have to forgive him if they’re true Christians. He has 489 more times in robbing this store before his “forgiveness card” expires.

    “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18: 21-22) For the mathematically challenged, 7 x 70 = 490, minus one robbery offense equals 489.

    There is seemingly one stipulation though, in that Mr. Kitchen cannot rob this 99 cent store more than seven times in a day. “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” (Luke 17: 3-4)

    This is one reason that I chose Christianity, and that is because of it’s “Forgiveness Doctrine” where there is really no incentive NOT to sin, praise!

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    • Lilylu says:

      Dear Mr. Slanders,

      I find it interesting and sad that you seem to spend so much time and effort in twisting the words of the Bible to promote your own agenda. (An agenda that is not clear to me.) Somewhere along the journey of your life you must have been terribly hurt by someone who used the Bible in their own twisted way to hurt you. I am so sorry for the wrongs that may have been done to you in the name of Christianity and the Bible. I hope that someday you will have peace on your heart and healing from your hurt.

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      • Ted Slanders says:


        With all due respect, how does one twist the “literal” passages that I’ve shown relative to this story? One does not need a decoder ring with it’s latest apps, nor a crystal ball to read and understand the literal intent of said passages. Jesus said what He did with no hidden meanings whatsoever.

        I do find your circular reasoning to be quite interesting, where you assume as a premise, the conclusion in which you wish to reach, of which it is not clear to me why you would perform this act! Conversely, I hope that you will be able someday to accept the literal passages of the bible for what they actually represent, biblical truth, whether you agree with them or not.

        Good day.

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    • slophocles says:

      “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant.” (Qur’an, 7: 199)

      “Tao engenders forgiveness; pardons the mistakes. Thus it seems confusing yet is universally beloved.” (Tao Te Ching, Ch. 62)

      “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” Robert Downey, Jr.

      “Forgiveness: it’s not that complicated. Even Robert Downey Jr. gets it.” Slophocles.

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    • topper01 says:

      Forgive? Sure. Forget, Never. Forgo punishment, I don’t think so. Trust him again, Never. Warn others about him, You Bet. But, forgive? Yep.

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  6. Ted Slanders says:

    As it is plainly shown, you don’t have to dress up to rob a 99 Cent Store. It’s only logical that Mr. Kitchen would have a large amount of cash on him, being that it is all in dollar bills.

    Instead of robbing the 99 Cent Store, he should have robbed the Dollar Store for a bigger take. What a fool.

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