Burglars clean out SLO sunglass store

August 15, 2015

SLO_Sunglass-Hut_4149An employee of the Sunglass Hut in San Luis Obispo arrived to work Saturday morning to discover the front door had been forced open and most of the inventory was gone.

Video cameras captured four suspects breaking into the Higuera Street store at about 4:20 a.m. In less than five minutes, the suspects disabled the alarm system and then snatched most of the merchandise, stock in the storage room and money from the cash register.

Last month, a similar burglary occurred at the Sunglass Hut in the Pismo Beach Prime Outlets.

Police are asking anyone with information about these burglaries to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805) 781-7317.



  1. Pelican1 says:

    Sometimes you just have to say…”What the &@#%!”

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  2. Slowerfaster says:

    Well, I got a full tank of gasoline, half a pack of cigarettes, and it’s night out.

    HIT IT !

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    If they’re caught they will say they were framed.

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  4. tomsquawk says:

    time to start shopping at the swap meet

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  5. abigchocoholic says:

    Cameras all over that town. They had to drive the streets. They had to park. They had to drive off.

    These idiots are doomed.

    And that’s why cameras are so important. Even if you don’t have a camera in the store, a camera on the sidewalk, in the parking lot, at the street light, at an intersection, at the gas station. It all helps. The more cameras the better.

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    • obispan says:

      I’m sure the Pismo store was similarly equipped with surveillance. “Idiots” not “doomed” as of date. A hat and some SUNGLASSES and it’s pretty hard to ID someone unless they are already known to you. Glad they’ve taken the high road and aren’t jacking clerks in armed robberies, just cat-and-mouse with Johnny-law in the wee hours of the a.m.

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    • pasoparent5 says:

      Some neighborhood burglaries here (backyards and autos) were pulled off by guys on bicycles. Hoodies, sunglasses and bikes–you can home free in minutes.

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      • obispan says:

        If you want a quick dunk in the baptismal pool of reality, ride the bus. There are the little old ladies and a few working people, but mostly, fear for the future. They now hang out at bus stops even when not taking the bus or one of them is taking the bus; fighting, doing dope, mistreating animals they should not have, bitching about their A-hole doctor at the methadone clinic in SLO…you name it. Title this post “Why I no longer take the bus”.

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      Ask George Orwell what he thinks.

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    • maybe not says:

      Big Brother is always watching.

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    No wool over their eyes.

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    Must be some shady characters

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  8. dogeatdog says:

    Disabled the alarm,hmm sounds like an inside job.

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    • r0y says:

      Or it could be someone who worked for the alarm sub-contractor. Many times guys will set up a system with a default or given code / password, and the owner never changes it. Or worse, there’s a backdoor disable or some other over-ride.

      I would be curious if the manager for the SLO location also manages the Pismo one.

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