Man who stole from Idler’s Home linked to second crime in SLO, police say

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 15:13:34-04

San Luis Obispo police say a man accused of using a fake credit card to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a local appliance store is also responsible for stealing TVs from a San Luis Obispo hotel.

Police Thursday posted surveillance photos of the man on social media from when he checked out of the hotel two days earlier. They say he used a fraudulent credit card to pay for the room and took TVs from the room with him when he left. 

Surveillance photos from the hotel Tuesday (SLOPD/Facebook)

The man pictured in a gray shirt, shorts, socks and sandals is one of two men Idler’s Home says used fake credit cards at two of their stores on Tuesday to purchase and load up appliances, furniture and more into a U-Haul before taking off. 

Surveillance of the two men in Idler’s Tuesday. (SLOPD/Facebook)

Police confirmed the connection on social media. 

The men were seen driving the U-Haul and also a black Jeep. 

Photos of the vehicles police say the two men drove. (SLOPD/Facebook)

Anyone with information is asked to call SLOPD Officer Behrens at (805) 594-8064.

Original story: 
Men used fake credit cards to steal $12k in merchandise from SLO appliance store, owners say