Commercial Burglary Suspect Steals Safe

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for commercial burglary.  


Detectives said on July 12, 2012, at approximately 1:00 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into the Barbarella restaurant located at 2171 Avenida De La Playa in La Jolla.  The suspect took a safe from a back office which contained an undisclosed amount of cash. Surveillance cameras caught the suspect on video.


Suspect Description: White male, 30-40 years old, medium build, wearing a baseball cap, horizontal stripped polo style shirt, dark pants and tennis shoes.


Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect should call SDPD Northern Division at (858) 552-1700 or theCrime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Andra Brown at (619) 531-2675.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to either Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.