Press Release (UPDATED)
Lieutenant James Byers
08/25/17 at 3:30 PM
The California Highway Patrol has located the stolen Mikuni’s van used in these two crimes at a location off of Douglas Blvd just outside the City of Roseville. The van was unoccupied.
Commercial Burglary and Robbery tied to Stolen Van
During the early morning hours of August 25th, 2017, two unknown suspects broke into the Valero Gas Station on Pony Express Trail at Ridgeway Drive. The suspects stole numerous items and were seen driving a white commercial van with a distinctive Mikuni’s restaurant logo on the side.
About an hour later, the same suspects, driving the same vehicle broke into the El Dorado Saloon. During this burglary, an employee arrived at the business and interrupted the criminals. The criminals ordered the employee to the floor, finished stealing items, and fled, leaving the employee unharmed.
A check with the owner of the commercial van revealed it had been stolen during the night from their Roseville business. Roseville Police Department is handling the stolen vehicle portion of this incident, while the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the commercial burglary at the Valero Gas Station and the robbery at the El Dorado Saloon.
Anyone with any information regarding either of these crimes, please call (530)621-6600.