Safe taken in Los Arroyos restaurant break-in

Burglary spree continues with many businesses hit

Los Arroyos hit as burglary spree continues

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A safe was taken from inside the Los Arroyos restaurant in Santa Barbara during an early morning break-in Friday.

The first employee on the Coast Village Road property saw the broken glass on the front door and immediately called owner Tony Arroyo.

Arroyo met with police and showed them an area where the safe had been located under the bar.

Video images show three suspects breaking and prying the safe from its wooden mount.  It took several minutes. Several thousand dollars were inside and a bank deposit was scheduled that day.

On the way out with the safe, the suspects also grabbed two bottles of tequila from the back counter.

Arroyo called those involve "pros" who wore dark hoodies, surgical masks and gloves.

They were in the restaurant in the 4 a.m. hour.

Earlier this month two other businesses nearby were also broken into.

This week, a total of six  Santa Barbara businesses were burglarized including two next door to each other,  Renaud's and Harry's Plaza Cafe.

Video shows one to three people are involved in each break-ins.

Some of the businesses had alarms, and most had video cameras.




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