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Burglar Steals Firearm From Santa Maria Gun Store

Suspect in theft from Tacti-Cool Guns & Gear on Preisker Lane wore a clown mask

A surveillance photo shows a burglar stealing a weapon from Tacti-Cool Guns & Gear Inc. in Santa Maria.
A surveillance photo shows a burglar stealing a weapon from Tacti-Cool Guns & Gear Inc. in Santa Maria. (Contributed photo)

Santa Maria police are looking for information regarding a man who burglarized a north Santa Maria gun shop and escaped with a firearm.

The suspect, who was wearing a clown mask, stole a gun from the Tacti-Cool Guns & Gear Inc. at 2004 N. Preisker Lane.

Officers responded to an alarm at 4:50 a.m. Oct. 8 and discovered the suspect had forced his way into the business and stole a firearm, police said.

Police withheld details about the stolen weapon.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and between 180 and 220 pounds with a distinctive haircut.

He wore a clown mask, light-colored hooded sweatshirt, black heavy jacket and black pants.

The man also associated with a vehicle that police said is similar to a Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban or GMC Yukon that is dark red or maroon. 

Santa Maria police ask anyone with information to call the Detective Andy Brice at 805.928.3781.

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