Thieves target construction sites in Morro Bay

March 12, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Morro Bay police are searching for a burglar or burglars who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from a pair of construction sites Thursday morning.

At about 4 a.m., a manager on scene at a construction site in the 500 block of South Bay Boulevard reported several storage containers had been burglarized. Investigators discovered multiple items of commercial equipment with an estimated value of $300,000 had been stolen from inside storage containers, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.

Then at about 9 a.m., a similar type of burglary occurred at a construction site near the 1300 block of Quintana Road. A storage container was broken into, and several large heavy items were stolen.

Police say the vehicle used in the burglaries was a heavy duty or commercial type of truck. Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at (805) 772-6225.


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obispan

The Morro Bay meth-head Quintana Road “hunter/gatherers” probably saw this golden opportunity and had plenty of time to think about pulling it off.


Niles Q

Biggest burglaries in Morro Bay history, by a mile. Weird, the treatment plant site is a $71 million project; and the job site on Quintana is part of a $32 million project, but neither company thought to hire security for their job sites!?!

I hope they don’t try to stick the City with these losses.