Armed man robs SLO ice cream shop

November 10, 2016

pellet gunIn the latest incident among a string of robberies in the city and county of San Luis Obispo, a man robbed a downtown SLO ice cream shop at gunpoint Wednesday evening. [Tribune]

At about 6:25 p.m., a man walked into Batch, a shop known for its ice cream sandwiches that is located at 1108 Broad Street, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. The thief then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was reported to have suffered injuries during the robbery. Surveillance footage of the incident has yet to be released.

San Luis Obispo police describe the robber as being about 6 feet 5 inches tall and having a thin build. Police said he is a white man in his 30s who was wearing a navy blue hoodie and a black baseball cap.

Over the past couple weeks, there have been three armed robberies at North County gas stations. In the two most recent cases, the robber was described as being 6 feet tall and between 180 and 200 pounds.

Wednesday evening’s incident was at least the seventh armed robbery in San Luis Obispo this year.

In September alone, there were four armed robberies in the city. After the last one, which occurred at a tea shop, San Luis Obispo police said they were looking for a serial robber. The suspect was described as being a white man who was between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 foot 2 inches tall.

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Add to the list: High Street Deli, G Brothers Smokehouse. Both broken into and robbed last night.

Maybe a little less Molly Metermaids and a little more Dragnet from our very well-compensated SLO PD?

Prop 63 will help put an end to this…………………NOT!!!!

What will work….and please supply the data and statistics to support your argument.

Tens of thousands of felons have already been released from California prisons under the order from the Ninth Circuit Federal Court. Our crime rate will climb dramatically as wave after wave of criminals are released. The Ninth Circuit decided that keeping criminals comfy and safe in prison is more import than keeping us safe in our homes and communities.

Katie Lichtig and the geniuses on the city council want us to believe this is the safest happy place on earth. Not. 26th least safe city in California according to FBI. When will reality set in for these buffoons?