Update: Update: Authorities release updated photos of wanted man
Update posted March 1
–On Monday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department released new photos of 38-year-old Johnny Jesse Roman, Jr., a suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred on Feb. 13 at a home in the 1700 block of O’Connor Way in rural San Luis Obispo.
Roman has a distinctive rose tattoo on his face. If anyone spots Roman, they are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.
Update posted Feb. 19
Update: Authorities recover Chevy Silverado used in home-invasion robbery
–The Chevy Silverado truck a home-invasion burglary suspect allegedly stole was found in San Jose on Wednesday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Cipolla says.
“The truck was recovered yesterday morning in San Jose,” Cipolla says. “It was left abandoned at a gas station.” The suspect, Johnny Jesse Roman, Jr., 38, is still outstanding. “This is still an active investigation,” Cipolla says.
Update Feb. 15, 2021:
Arrest warrant issued for home-invasion robbery suspect
–San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives on Sunday said a suspect has been identified in a home invasion robbery which occurred on Saturday at a home in the 1700 block of O’Connor Way in rural San Luis Obispo.
Through the course of the investigation, sheriff’s forensic specialists and investigators with the major crimes unit identified 38-year-old Johnny Jesse Roman, Jr., of San Luis Obispo as the suspect in this case.
Roman is believed to have entered the home of an elderly female and stole cash from the residence and then stole the victim’s truck. The vehicle is a gold 2006 Chevy Silverado with the license plate number 8Z85747.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Roman. Anyone who sees this vehicle or the suspect is asked to call 911. Do not attempt to make contact, law enforcement says.
Original report, Feb. 13, 2021:
Wanted robbery suspect was last seen in gold Chevy Silverado
–The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert for a man wanted in connection with a home-invasion robbery that occurred in rural San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning.
A “Be on the Lookout” was issued for a vehicle believed to be related to the crime that occurred in the 1700 block of O’Connor Way, San Luis Obispo.
The vehicle is described as a gold 2006 Chevy Silverado, license plate number 8Z85747, deputies say. The suspect is a male with gray hair, 60-65-years-old, 6-foot tall or taller, heavy build wearing a trucker’s hat and black jacket.
The suspect is unknown to the victim, according to police radio traffic. The victim told detectives the suspect took cash from inside the residence and then stole the victim’s truck.
If you see this vehicle do not attempt to make contact and immediately contact the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.
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