Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has requested an arrest warrant for a Los Gatos man in the burglary of a popular restaurant in the Soquel area reported on June 30, a deputy said Tuesday.The
Deputies are seeking to arrest Roy Knox, 44, on suspicion of
burglarizing $500 in server tip money and video surveillance equipment from
Michael's on Main, Deputy Ryan Kennedy said.
Knox had been arrested on a separate burglary by the Santa Clara
County Sheriff's Office on July 1 and deputies in that case contacted Santa
Cruz deputies after finding evidence tracing Knox to the burglary at
Michael's, Kennedy said.
Santa Cruz deputies requested the warrant for Knox's arrest after
interviewing him in the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose where he is being
held, Kennedy said.
At 7:20 a.m. on June 30, Santa Cruz sheriff's deputies were
dispatched to Michael's at 2591 S. Main St in the unincorporated Soquel
district on a reported burglary.
Someone had forced their way through a door and stolen about $500
in tip money saved for employees from an unlocked box.
The business' surveillance equipment was also taken, possibly to
remove any video evidence of the burglary, according to Kennedy.
Michael's, which opened in 2001, has a private wine cellar room
that seats 18 customers, a patio for dining that overlooks Soquel Creek and
offers live music six nights a week, according to the eatery's website.
--Bay City News