ATASCADERO — On the night of Sept. 25, Atascadero Police Department (APD) responded to a report of a juvenile victim having been robbed of his backpack and personal property at gun point in the area of Morro Road and Curbaril Avenue. The suspect description was provided to officers but no suspect could be located after a search of the area.
On Sept. 26, at approximately 8:56 a.m., the APD responded to report of a subject having been robbed at gun point in the 10200 block El Camino Real. Officers arrived on scene and saw the described suspect flee on foot, over a fence, into an adjacent apartment complex.
Officers established a perimeter and sought the assistance from the California Highway Patrol and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. During this time a second victim reported being robbed at gun point just prior to the initial victim. Both victims described matching suspect descriptions. These descriptions also matched the suspect description from the robbery of the juvenile on the night of the 25th. Officers conducted a search of the apartment complex which met with negative results for the outstanding suspect. Information was obtained for further follow up investigation.
During the incident neighboring residences were given a shelter in place advisory in order to keep residents safe.
The Atascadero Police Department Investigations Unit is actively investigating the incidents.