Suspects sought in Encinitas Liquor story burglary


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to locate two men wanted in connection with the burglary of a liquor store in Encinitas.

Just after 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, two men gained entry into the Village Spirit Shop, 1552 Encinitas Boulevard, by throwing a rock through the front window. The suspects took cigarettes and money and broke numerous liquor bottles. The total estimated loss was $15,000.

Suspect No. 1 is described as a 25-year-old Hispanic man standing 5-foot-9 and weighing approximately 240 pounds. He had a goatee and was last seen wearing a gray beanie, gray long sleeve sweatshirt, black pants and black tennis shoes.

Suspect No. 2 is described as a 25-year-old African American or Hispanic man, standing 6’ and weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap with a white bill, a blue hoodie and black tennis shoes.

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Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has any information about this crime, is being asked to call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at 760-966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Crime Stoppers 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

— Submitted press release