2 Suspects Steal Surfboards, Attack Owner: Oceanside Police

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Oceanside police are looking for two suspects who stole three surfboards from a man’s business – and attacked the man when he confronted them.

    The incident happened at about 9 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of Oceanside Boulevard when the men tried to remove the surfboards from the roof rack of the victim’s vehicle.

    The victim, a disabled Marine veteran, is the owner of The View From 42 training facility, which helps disabled veterans and children with service dogs and surfing.

    That’s when the victim confronted the men and was attacked and thrown from his wheelchair. The suspects then took off with the surfboards in a silver Toyota 4-runner.

    Two boards were recovered nearby, but were badly damaged, police said. A third board is still missing.

    One suspect is described as white, 5 foot 10 inches, 160 pounds, having blonde shaggy hair, a thin build and dark-colored board shorts. The second suspect is described as between 20 and 26, 5 feet 11 inches, 175 to 180 pounds, with a tan complexion and long brown hair in a ponytail.

    Anyone with information should call Sgt. Rick Favela at 760-435-4591.