UPDATE: Police identify Santa Barbara auto theft suspect


UPDATE:  Police say they now know the identity of the man believed to have stolen a vehicle from the Greyhound station parking lot on Chapala Street in Santa Barbara Oct. 19.

Officials say, due to the public’s help, the suspect has been identified as Shylo Julian Herrera. An arrest warrant has also been issued.

The 24-year-old is believed to be a transient and is from the Delano/Bakersfield area, according to police, who say Herrera is currently on felony probation crimes related to possession of stolen property, auto theft, and first-degree burglary.

Anyone with information on where Herrera or the stolen vehicle may be is asked to contact Detective Andre Miller at (805) 897-2325 or almiller@sbpd.com.

Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 897-2386 and reference SBPD Case #18-61556.

Shylo Herrera
Shylo Herrera

 

ORIGINAL STORY: Santa Barbara police officers are searching for a car thief who was caught on camera.

Man caught on camera driving away with a stolen Lexus (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Police)
Man caught on camera driving away with a stolen Lexus (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Police)

Officers said security footage caught a man leaving the Greyhound station parking lot on Chapala Street in a stolen 2004 Lexus.

The man is described as 30-40 years old, Hispanic, with distinct tattoos on his hands, near the corner of his left eye, and on the left side of his neck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Santa Barbara Police at (805) 897-2325 or almiller@sbpd.com

Tips can be made anonymously to (805) 897-2386 by referencing case number 18-61556.



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