Thieves steal church van, burglarize Atascadero business

October 2, 2023


Two thieves stole a van from a church that they used to burglarize Mid Coast Mower and Saw in Atascadero on Saturday morning.

After taking a van from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on El Camino Real, two thieves drove the stolen vehicle to the retail tool and equipment and store shortly after 4 a.m.. The men then snatched six new chain saws and miscellaneous attachments before loading the items in the van and fleeing the area.

Because of deterrents installed following three previous burglaries, the thieves were unable to access most of the business.

The van was later recovered near the Highway 46 Cholame “Y.”

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Thieves from the valley ransacking one of our finest local businesses.

This must stop before Mid Coast is forced out, we need our mom-and-pop shops.

When caught hope they get the max punishment