Robbery Victims Overcome Bat-Wielding Thief

San Luis Police have arrested a woman after she allegedly attempted to burglarize a home while the residents were asleep.

Sandra Lee Welsh

According to SLOPD, they received a call on Sunday about 9 a.m. stating two residents of an apartment at 60 Casa St woke up to find an unknown woman in their residence in the act of stealing various items, including a laptop computer, X-Box 360, and other household items.

Police say when the residents confronted the suspect she picked up a wooden baseball bat and struck both residents causing minor injuries to both.

The residents were able to overcome her and detain her until police officers arrived.

The suspect was identified as Sandra Lee Welsh, 32, of San Luis Obispo.

Welsh was arrested for robbery, residential burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say during the investigation, Welsh was found to be in possession of other likely stolen property that was not taken from the apartment at 60 Casa Street.

Welsh was wearing a Sierra Vista Hospital bracelet indicating that she had been recently discharged.

According to SLOPD, in order to establish a timeline of events, officers went to the hospital to determine what time she had been released.

Police say she was discharged at approximately 5 a.m., but was found hiding in a restroom in the hospital at about 7:15 a.m.

It was then determined that between the hours of 5 and 7:15 a.m., she had stolen numerous items from the hospital, including a television, DVD player, and several children’s DVDs.

At this point, the whereabouts of the television are unknown, but the other property has been located.

Welsh was booked into custody at SLO County Jail on charges of robbery, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $30,000.

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Robbery Victims Overcome Bat-Wielding Thief was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
Categories: San Luis Obispo
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