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Police investigating multiple reports of car break-ins and identity thefts in Morro Bay

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 20:22:17-04

The Morro Bay Police Department is investigating multiple car break-ins that occurred over the weekend.

On Sunday, police officers were called to the 2500 block of Nutmeg Ave for reports of a suspicious person checking car doors and looking into vehicles around 7 a.m.

According to officials, people reported seeing a male subject wearing black clothing and a black hat leave the area in a white Hyndai sedan.

Police then received multiple calls of vehicle burglaries throughout the city with the first call at 8 a.m. on the 2500 block of Laurel Ave.

Several other people reported thefts in the north area of town as well as on the 1100 block of Balboa Street and the 900 block of Marina Street.

Purses and wallets were some of the items taken from the cars, according to officials.

In addition, several victims reported their credit cards were used at businesses in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo.

According to Morro Bay Police, one of the suspects, an adult male with a medium build and facial hair and wearing a black sweatshirt and hat, used the stolen credit cards at Albertsons and Rite Aid in Morro Bay.

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This man was seen leaving the area in a white Chevrolet pickup shown below, according to police.

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A second suspect, described as an adult male with a medium build, goatee and bald head, was seen in a gray North Face sweatshirt driving a black Chrysler 300 sedan with tinted windows and black wheels.

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Police said the second man is believed to have used stolen credit cards at Target in San Luis Obispo.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call police at (805) 772-6225 or the San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.