San Pedro Thieves Abandon Safe With $60,000 Inside
For criminals it is the next best thing to a bank heist, breaking into a credit union and making off with the safe. And that's what a team of San Pedro thieves did this morning but the rush was short lived.
Sometime between three and five this morning, a group of believed to consist of three men got in through the main door of the St. Francis Xavier Credit Union on Lagoon Street. Once inside they headed straight for the safe with $60,000 in cash inside. They got it out through the same door and loaded it into a waiting wheelbarrow.
A humble but workable plan, but what the thieves didn't take into consideration was the weight of safe. That slowed them down and at about 6:30 this morning a resident of the San Pablo Area saw three struggling with the safe in the street. That resident called police who came to the area and found the same submerged in the lagoon. They also saw three suspicious men waiting in a nearby boat. Police detained all three and reclaimed the safe. The credit union opened it and confirmed that nothing was missing, including the $60,000. Police have the men detained pending charges. All three are San Pedranos and they have been d detained numerous times for other crimes on the island.