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Authorities seek suspect in La Mesa gun shop burglary

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 13:41:17-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) — Authorities are offering up to $10,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the person who burglarized a gun shop in La Mesa last month.

At about 11 p.m. on May 30, an unknown man burglarized Alex Imports Gun Shop located at 7839 University Ave. in La Mesa, according to the ATF. The suspect stole nine long guns, investigators say.

The burglary happened the same night that rioting and looting occurred around the city.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, about 30 years old, with black hair, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, and weighing about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477).