Atascadero police arrest suspect in Sylvester’s Burgers burglary

November 22, 2019

By CCT STAFF

Atascadero police arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly broke into Sylvester’s Burgers and snatched two cash registers, cash, and other electronic items.

On Thursday, an employee of Sylvester’s Burgers on El Camino Real arrived to work to discover someone had broken into the business while it was closed for the night. After discovering missing cash and items, the employee called 911.

Officers found the two cash registers abandoned in Atascadero.

During the initial investigation, officers spoke with a witness who remembered seeing a former employee of the restaurant, Sean Altman of Paso Robles, in the area the previous night. Detectives then tracked some of the stolen property to Paso Robles.

Detectives located Altman in Paso Robles later in the day. They also found evidence that Altman had been in possession of, and had subsequently sold some of the property stolen from Sylvester’s Burgers.

Officers arrested Altman and booked him into the San Luis Obispo on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.


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LameCommenter

Some one commented below about a burglar alarm bell ringing all night?


You wouldn’t notice it in A-Town. Too many un-policed thumping car stereos and uncorked V-twin motorcycles regularly blasting our fair city.


commonsenseguy

Great job A.P.D. I know the community really appreciates the quick solving and arrest of this person. I also give a lot of credit to the witness and the lead that made this all possible. It is an example how we as citizens can benefit them and the job they do every day. It is encouraging to see citizens being helpful and involved, instead of questioning and hindering the work they do.


AmericaTheFree

No alarm system? That’s not too smart. Hope they’ve changed that now, especially now that it’s hit the media that they didn’t when this occurred.


Ralph Snart

No one said there wasn’t an alarm system. Thanks for your input though.


AmericaTheFree

They did say it was a former employee, right? Do you think he would break into a place with an alarm? And a little further deduction after reading the article in it’s entirety you’d have noticed the part that said, and I quote’

“On Thursday, an employee of Sylvester’s Burgers on El Camino Real arrived to work to discover someone had broken into the business while it was closed for the night. After discovering missing cash and items, the employee called 911.”

So, the alarm just rang all night? On El Camino Real? Really?

Now maybe, just maybe, the former employee had the code or key to the alarm system, but the article probably would have said so, ya think?

I didn’t just jump so some off the wall conclusion Snart; I took into account what the article said and what it didn’t say, you?

If I’m wrong, what harm did I cause?


commonsenseguy

Blaming the business for a former employee breaking in and stealing what was not his? Interesting approach ATF.


Ralph Snart

I always wondered what happened to to Hamburglar


integritymd

Good job to the police… Well done….