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Detectives trying to ID suspect in Spanaway pawn shop burglary

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 12, 2012 at 11:25 am |
January 12, 2012 11:25 am
Surveillance image of a man suspected in a Dec. 30, 2011, burglary of a Spanaway pawn shop/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are hoping someone recognizes a man suspected of burglarizing a Spanaway pawn shop and stealing four handguns last month.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers released a surveillance image of the suspect today.

Investigators say the burglar pried open a security door at AA Okay Loans & Pawnshop, 14416 Pacific Ave. S.,  about 5:30 a.m. Dec. 30.

Once inside, the man smashed a glass display case and stole four semi-automatic guns, detectives reported. He then left the store.

The suspect appears to be white, in his 20s and 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9. He weighs about 160 pounds and sported a brown goatee and mustache during the burglary.

He wore khaki pants, a greed hooded camouflage jacket, green camouflage baseball hat, black-and-tan gloves and carried a black backpack.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the case. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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