Thieves nab thousand of dollars in goods from SLO Target

May 10, 2019

A pair of thieves allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the San Luis Obispo Target store on Tuesday, making use of an emergency exit and a getaway vehicle in order to do so. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 3 p.m., the two suspects stole the merchandise by pushing a cart out of an emergency exit and fleeing in a vehicle, according to San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell. Police are circulating surveillance images of the suspects on social media.

The images are timestamped at about 30 to 40 minutes before the theft allegedly occurred. The photos appear to show the suspects walking out of a Target exit without any merchandise.

Commenters on the SLO Police Department Facebook have responded to the social media post by saying thieves appear to be repeatedly targeting the San Luis Obispo Target. Facebook commenters also claimed the store does not have quality surveillance cameras.

Officers responded saying, “Actually, the majority of people still get recognized despite the camera quality.”


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5cityLife

That target is a filthy mess. Boxes and carts everywhere, empty shelves, isles with 3 or 4 carts of stock just sitting there. It’s atrocious. I’m sure it was easy to just wheel a cart out since they’re everywhere.


shelworth

My first thought was that “Thousands of dollars” of Target stuff would fill 8 o 9 semi trucks…


jimmy_me

You would think a big, rich company such as Target would have better security in place, at least better cameras.


LameCommenter

With next to no consequences (little or no imprisonment per federal court changes to our incarceration system due to alleged overcrowding), what should we expect? Lots of thefts….


A small number of hoodlums owns our stores, owns smash-and-grab jewelry heists, and even our own homes and belongings so that SLO PD proudly announces (last week) that “weak security” and “unlocked cars and homes” are at the root of home burglaries. What a weak-minded announcement. I shouldn’t have to LOCK my home and my Templeton and Los Angeles County ancestors seldom did.


Where’d we import this Cantrell chief from anyway?


AmericaTheFree

Alleged overcrowding? Nope, that’s a fact! Due in part to stupid a$$ possession offenses, petty theft with priors, and a long list of other crimes that the community would be better served by putting these folks to work in community based work programs instead of warehousing them in these prison that drain our taxes.


DPINC

They look like they are from Santa Maria


mtasseff

So what do people from Santa Maria look like? It’s sad that Cal Coast News has been a haven for cowards and racists.


AmericaTheFree

Racist much? ’cause of course they have to be Hispanic to do such things, right? And Santa Maria only has Hispanics as residents; right? Get a clue then spread your ignorant fear mongering there DP’….