Sheriff's deputies are requesting assistance from the public to help locate a man believed to be linked to a string of burglaries in Los Olivos this past week.
According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, six office buildings were struck Tuesday and two businesses on Thursday.
The suspect believed to be responsible for the break-ins is described as a young white male adult, who's been targeting locations in the early morning hours and, in many cases, drills the lock out to force entry, officials said.
At about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies received a report of a break-in in the 2900 block of San Marcos Avenue in Los Olivos. Deputies responded and upon further investigation into the business and surrounding offices in the complex, it was determined that three other offices in the same complex, along with two nearby businesses, were all hit.
Four of the six establishments were burglarized and various items were stolen, according to the Sheriff's Office.
At approximately 7 a.m. Thursday, sheriff's deputies responded to an alarm call at the Figueroa Mountain Brewery Company, located in the 2300 block of Alamo Pintado Avenue in Los Olivos. Upon arrival, deputies found an open door, but no signs of forced entry and no suspect.
An hour later, deputies were notified of a burglary in the same block of Alamo Pintado Avenue at Sideways Hardware and Shoes -- A Brother's Restaurant. There, the suspect allegedly forced the safe open and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Images of the burglary suspect were caught on tape, and during the investigation, the Figueroa Mountain Brewery surveillance video confirmed that the same suspect had entered the business through a window but fled when the alarm was activated.
The suspect in the video, who was wearing wore jeans, a hooded sweatshirt, a backpack, running shoes and a white mask, allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of tip money, officials said.
Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to contact the sheriff's Solvang substation at 805-686-5000.
Anonymous tips can be left at 805-681-4171 or at www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.
The Sheriff's Office urges businesses not only install surveillance and alarm systems, but to keep all doors and windows locked and continue to double check. Suspicious activity is encouraged to be reported to law enforcement immediately.