Thieves pillage Atascadero gas station, video

May 1, 2019

Three masked men broke into an Atascadero gas station early Wednesday morning and stole several items, including tobacco products and candy.

At about 4 a.m., the thieves broke into the Chevron station at 8955 Montecito Avenue and stole about $2,000 worth of cigarettes, cigars and swishers. On the way out the door, one of the thieves grabbed a rack of candy off the counter. [Cal Coast Times]

Surveillance footage shows the masked men running in and out of the store, as well as hopping over the counter and grabbing items. The suspects fled in a white four door Ford Focus.

The Focus had no back license plate. Its front license plate was numbered 8JIA460.

Atascadero police are still searching for the thieves.


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laftch

Could the risk vs reward have even come close to being worth it?


Rambunctious

North county has some real issues….better step up patrols….a little pro active police work goes a long way….


deepsea

When the unions/leftists torpedoed Atascadero’s chances for a Wal Mart/sales tax generator, they also torpedoed any chances for sufficient staffing at the APD for anytime in the foreseeable future. A town can’t function as a bedroom community with no on-going sales tax revenue.


Wildrnes

False. Paso Robles has the big box stores and is understaffed in its PD.


Side_Show_Bob

Somebody’s Mom is gonna be pissed when she finds out what they used her car for! Not to worry, the notorious Focus transmission likely failed not to far away.