ATASCADERO — A man was arrested for allegedly robbing a local restaurant where he was formerly employed, the Atascadero Police Department reported.

Thursday morning, Nov. 21, Atascadero police officers responded to a commercial burglary at Sylvester’s Burgers, 6455 El Camino Real. 

An employee arrived at work and discovered someone had forced entry into the business while it was closed for the night, APD reported. The employee found a cash register, cash and other electronic items missing.

During the initial investigation, APD detectives spoke with a witness who remembered seeing a former employee of Sylvester’s Burgers in the area the previous night. The former employee was identified as Sean Altman, 35, of Paso Robles. 


The two cash registers were located abandoned in Atascadero and detectives tracked some of the stolen property to an area in Paso Robles.  

Detectives located Altman in Paso Robles later in the day. They also located evidence that Altman had been in possession of, and had subsequently sold some of the property stolen from Sylvester’s Burgers.  

Altman was arrested on suspicion of burglary as well as possession of stolen property. APD detectives also arrested Candice Matthews, 28, of Paso Robles, for an out of state felony warrant. They were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

This incident is still under investigation by the Atascadero Police Department.