On July 7 at approximately 5:45 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call regarding a burglary at a restaurant located on the Santa Monica Pier.
Upon arrival, officers were directed to the kitchen wherethey encountered two males arguing with another male, later identified as the manager.
A witnesssaid he saw the two subjects walk in and he believed they were vendors so he did not question them. It was when he noticed that they were barefoot and not wearing pants when he contacted the manager.
When the manager confronted the subjects, both were carrying bottles of liquor and they stated they were just looking for the exit because they were waiting for a cab.
Arrested for commercial burglary were Nelson Tomas, 25, of North Carolina, and Pete Costello, 23, of Tennessee. Bail was set at $20,000.