LOOMIS — Authorities are looking for suspect(s) after a Loomis gun store was rammed into with a car in a smash and grab burglary.
Sheriffs say the vandal(s) stole at least one gun safe from EWG Guns on Horseshoe Bar Road.
It is unclear if the suspect(s) got away with anything else.
“Due to the extensive damage, we want to make sure it’s safe for our evidence team to go in before we enter the building,” said Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Scott.
Witnesses say they heard the big crashing sounds just before 5 a.m. Thursday and a few moments later saw a flatbed-style utility truck leaving the area.
Officers located an abandoned stolen commercial flatbed truck about a mile away near train tracks. They believe it was used in the burglary.
“It seems pretty well planned,” Scott said. “They did steal a vehicle and then committed the crime, so whether or not it was… how much planning or how extensive planning we don’t know at this point.”
At this time, there is no suspect information.
Community members have established a GoFundMe campaign to help offset repair costs for EWG Guns.
Suspects ram gun store with vehicle and steal safe from Loomis business. PCSO on scene investigating. pic.twitter.com/nSjFtJwj2U
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) February 1, 2018