Sheriff's Detectives Identify Rooftop Burglary Suspect
Carpinteria - April 5th, 2012
Sheriff’s detectives have identified a suspect in a string of rooftop burglaries at several businesses in Carpinteria.
Sheriff’s detectives believe that 19-year old Robert Thornton (DOB 5/2/92) of Carpinteria is responsible for three break-ins at Casitas Plaza between midnight and two a.m. Tuesday morning March 13, 2012.
In each case, Thornton is believed to have gained access through the roof of each business where he then stole a number of undisclosed items before exiting the same way that he came in.
Sheriff’s Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding Thornton’s whereabouts, or any information regarding the crimes, to contact them at (805)568-3399 or the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (805) 681-4171.
The Sheriff’s Office is providing a booking photo of Robert Thornton from an unrelated incident in July 2011. Thornton is a white male, 6-0 tall, 160lbs, brown hair, brown eyes and has been known to grow a bushy mustache. He is believed to have shaved off the mustache shortly after the burglaries in March.
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