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By Tom Ferrall
Village News Staff Writer 

Yama Sushi, Thai Thai and Little Caesars hit again by burglars


Last updated 2/2/2018 at 5:23pm

Three Fallbrook businesses – for the second time in a little more than a month – were hit by a pair of burglars who gained entry by smashing glass front doors.

Yama Sushi Restaurant, Thai Thai Restaurant and Little Caesars Pizza, all located in the shopping center on the 1000 block of South Main Avenue that is anchored by Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, were broken into in the early morning hours of Jan. 29. The three establishments were targeted in the same fashion the morning of Dec. 26, 2017.

"It was pretty much the same thing," said Elvia Cervantes, a manager at Little Caesars. "They broke the door again, but this time they took two cases of Gatorade. That's all that was missing from the store. Everything else was in perfect condition."

The businesses – as was the case Dec. 26 – sustained no monetary losses in the latest break-in.

"They (the businesses) have been doing a good job of hiding their money," said San Diego County Sheriff's Department detective Steve Ashkar, who works commercial burglaries out of the Fallbrook substation.

Surveillance camera footage from both the Dec. 26 and Jan. 29 burglaries showed two individuals performing the crimes. Ashkar said the two suspects in the latest burglary did not look like the suspects caught on camera in the Dec. 26 incident.

"But that doesn't mean they're not friends," said Ashkar of the suspects in the two cases.

"They're doing the same thing. They may have been involved in some other ones around here a month or so ago, they may have been involved in some down in San Marcos and Vista, we don't know yet. We're still investigating."

Ashkar was asked why he thought the suspects would do a repeat burglary job on businesses which proved fruitless to them monetarily only a few weeks earlier.

"I don't know," said Ashkar. "Insanity? We're not talking accomplished burglars."

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call the Fallbrook substation at (760) 451-3100.


Reader Comments

preston writes:

Tired of the crime in Fallbrook? The solution is to get out the big broom. Fallbrook is the hidden gem of the County but it will not be recognized until we clean up and get rid of the criminals that have parked here. Many other communities in Southern California have done it -- Just takes a little diligence.


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