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Atascadero Police Department
Friday March 12th, 2010 :: 08:23 a.m. PST


Residential Burglary occurred on March 10th. A safe containing gold coins and cash taken- loss $200k. Reward offered.

On March 10, 2010, Officers from that Atascadero Police Department were sent to a residence in the 5000 block of Fresno Avenue in Atascadero regarding a possibly burglary incident. Upon their arrival, they spoke to the resident who had just returned home. When she arrived home, the victim saw that her front door was wide open. Officers searched the home and found that it was unoccupied; however, officers saw that force had been used to break a rear bedroom window.

The suspect(s) entered the home and the garage between the hours of 10 A.M and 8 P.M. on March 10th. The suspect(s) were specific in the property that they wanted to take. The suspect(s) located a safe in a home office area and pushed the safe on the safe’s rollers to the front door of the house. Using a furniture dolly that they took out of the garage, they moved the very heavy safe out of the house and to an awaiting vehicle.

It was later determined that the safe that was stolen contained approximately $180,000 in gold coins, $10,000 in jewelry, and $8,000 in cash.

The safe is beige in color and manufactured by "Saga" and is approximately 24 x 20 x 20 in size.

Anyone that has information regarding the suspect’s identity is urged to call the Atascadero Police Department. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.

If you have any information regarding this crime, you may report your anonymous tip through the Atascadero Police Department at 461-5051, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867). Additionally, you can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637). You may also submit your tip through the Crime Stoppers website at

Sergeant Joe Allen
Atascadero Police Department

Atascadero Police Department
5505 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-470-5050

Det. Pflum

5000 Fresno Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

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