Armed robbery at the Monarch Grove Winery

September 20, 2015

tape 1Grover Beach police are looking for a man suspected of the Sunday afternoon armed robbery of the Monarch Grove Winery Tasting Room on Highway 1 near the Amtrak station.

At about noon, a man wearing an old man mask, an Elvis wig and blue latex gloves entered the tasting room armed with a black semi-automatic pistol. The suspect then bound an employee’s wrists with duct tape and told the victim to remain inside a restroom at the winery.

The suspect then stole about $400 in cash.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 30 to 40-years-old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing tan cargo pants and a blue buttoned long sleeve shirt.

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the suspect is to contact the Grover Beach Police Department at (805) 473-4511.



  1. Slowerfaster says:

    Pretty soon, he’ll be singing “Jailhouse Rock”.

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  2. TruthFairy says:

    Actually this is pretty scary for the people who are working at the wine tasting rooms. Hope they catch him before he does it again and endangers those working out there..

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  3. Slowerfaster says:

    No one would have an Elvis wig except an Elvis impersonator.

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  4. panflash says:

    OK, somebody help me out here. The suspect supposedly wore an old man mask, an Elvis wig, blue latex gloves, apparently long-legged cargo pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. So, basically, every square inch of his body and skin was covered. Yet he is described as a “white male.”

    What about his appearance leads the police, or anyone else, to conclude that he is a “white male.” Oh, well- OK, maybe underneath all that covering he had “an olive complexion”, in which case, of course, that would make him “a white male”, right?

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