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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 with 2 Comments »
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.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. ReadNLearn says:

    That’s sort of funny! If a guy burglarizes a pawn shop, where is he going to take the stolen goods to have them readily purchased? Another pawn shop?

    BTW, in communities with NO pawn shops, home burglaries are very, very, very low.

  2. basrouge says:

    he doesn’t need to pawn weapons when I bet he will sell them to his homies, so they can use them in future crimes. I live a few blocks away from this place and break-ins are a daily occurrence in this area and there are a lot of pawn shops too so I believe that readnlearn

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