Sebastian Yciano and Elmer Quiterio have been booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail 

ATASCADERO — In response to a robbery incident at Outlaws Bar and Grill on East Front Road, the Atascadero Police Department (APD) apprehended the suspects involved. 

The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 17, at approximately 11:55 p.m., when two victims were approached by two suspects while seated in their vehicle outside the establishment.

According to witness statements, one suspect produced a firearm and demanded the victims exit the vehicle. During the confrontation, one victim was physically assaulted. The suspects proceeded to remove cash and a check from the victims’ pockets before fleeing the scene on foot.


The Atascadero Police Department’s Investigations Unit promptly launched an investigation and identified Sebastian Yciano, a 23-year-old transient male from Paso Robles, and Elmer Quiterio, a 29-year-old resident of Atascadero, as the suspects involved. Subsequently, arrest and search warrants were obtained for both individuals.

On Friday, May 19, members of the Investigations Unit, in collaboration with APD, conducted surveillance of one suspect’s residence on Castano Avenue. At approximately 9:18 a.m., officers observed a vehicle leaving the location with multiple occupants. Authorities attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to comply, leading to a vehicle pursuit.

During the pursuit, one of the suspects discarded a firearm from the vehicle, which was later recovered by officers. While fleeing on Highway 101, Yciano exited the vehicle and was apprehended by pursuing officers. The vehicle continued its southbound trajectory into San Luis Obispo, with the pursuit concluding in the vicinity of Johnson Avenue and Laurel Lane, where the remaining occupants fled on foot. Quiterio was subsequently arrested a short distance from the vehicle. Two female occupants were contacted and released near the scene.

Further investigation led to the discovery of a discarded backpack near a residence, which was found to contain another firearm.

Yciano and Quiterio have been booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of robbery (211 PC), criminal threats (422 PC), and additional offenses.