Five thieves seized a Kindle Fire, Bowie knife and cash Saturday from a Big Sur campsite, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon their return from hiking at 7 p.m., four campers were accosted by the five suspects — three men and two women. Although a gun was never brandished, one of the five claimed to be armed with a pellet pistol, the victims told deputies.
No one was injured in the incident. The stolen property was estimated at $360 in value.
Warrants have been forwarded to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office for Joseph Whitebear, 45; Rachel Ried, unknown age; Jose Vasquez, 43; Jason Barnes, 44; and Dawn Barnes, 43.
The investigation is ongoing.
I believe this is the one at Salmon Creek a few days ago. The suspects were driving a white, newer model pick-up truck, and police have the license number.