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By Tom Ferrall
Village News Staff Writer 

Investigation into Dec. 26 commercial burglaries continues


Last updated 1/8/2018 at 12:22am

Suspects in five commercial burglaries committed Dec. 26 are shown in these surveillance photos.

The investigation into the Dec. 26 commercial burglaries that resulted in five businesses having to replace glass front doors was continuing as of Jan. 2, according to detective sergeant Patrick Yates of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Two male suspects, operating between 3 and 4 a.m., used a sledge hammer to smash glass doors at the following businesses: Yama Sushi Restaurant, Thai Thai Restaurant, Little Caesars Pizza, Rosa's Mexican Food and Domino's Pizza.

The suspects, after gaining entry, attempted to break into store cash registers, causing more property damage but failing to get money as all of the business owners or workers had emptied tills upon closing up shop for Christmas. The suspects were also thwarted by impenetrable safes, according to detective Steve Ashkar, who is handling the case.

Ashkar released photos of the suspects taken by a surveillance camera to the Village News and asks that people who have any information about the burglars or the incident call the Fallbrook Sheriff's substation at (760) 451-3100. Ashkar added that the surveillance footage showed the suspects arriving in a black sedan, although the make and model was not decipherable.

Yates said Jan. 2 that patrol deputies were working on a possible lead they obtained while responding to another call.

"Patrol units called to another case may have gathered some information useful to this case," said Yates.

Yama Sushi, Thai Thai and Little Caesars are located in the shopping center on South Main Avenue that is anchored by Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. Yama Sushi and Little Caesars opened for business as usual Dec. 26. Thai Thai remained closed for a holiday break before reopening Jan. 1.

Rosa's and Domino's Pizza are both located at 175 South Mission Road in the shopping center fronted by a building that formerly housed RadioShack but currently is vacant. Rosa's and Domino's also both opened for business as scheduled Dec. 26.


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