The Morro Bay Police Department is seeking information to identify a suspect in a recent vehicle burglary at a north Morro Bay park.
MBPD officers investigated a burglary Monday, June 8, involving a vehicle parked at a north Morro Bay park. The suspect took valuables that were located in the passenger portion of the vehicle. The suspect also damaged the vehicle to access the valuables.
MBPD investigators encourage community members to call if you have information that can assist with this investigation or assist us with locating the vehicle in the photo, including a Chevrolet half-ton truck with an extended cab. Please contact MBPD at (805) 772-6225 and press * to speak with a dispatcher.
Most auto-burglaries involve forcible means to gain entry to locked vehicles. Thefts from vehicles can occur at all hours, day and night. All auto burglaries generally have one thing in common: something to steal -- something valuable left in the car. And many auto burglaries are "crimes of opportunity," that is, they could have been avoided had simple preventative steps been taken.
Auto burglary prevention, like all crime prevention, involves limiting the criminal's ability and/or opportunity to commit the crime. With very little time and effort, you can make a huge difference in your vulnerability to auto burglary.
MBPD wants to remind our community:
- Lock ALL your vehicle's doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time.
- Don’t leave valuables in your car - particularly not in plain sight! If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them to an inconspicuous area.
- If you can't take them with you, at least lock the items in your glove compartment (if capable of locking and large enough) or your trunk (if you have one).