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Man suspected of stealing police officer's gun [video]

February 1, 2012 |  4:10 pm


Fullerton police Wednesday afternoon were looking for a man suspected of stealing an off-duty police officer's handgun and then using the officer's credit card at a Target store.

The suspect broke into a locker at a gym in Santa Ana and fled with the officer's Glock 9mm handgun and wallet, the Fullerton Police Department said.

About an hour later, the man used the card at a Target store in Fullerton, Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said. He said the officer whose gun was stolen was not a member of the Fullerton Police Department. He declined to identify the officer's agency.

The department released surveillance video footage from the Target store, which shows a man described by police as the suspect using a credit card to make a purchase.

The man is described as African American with a very light complexion and about 6 feet 4 inches tall. He weighs about 300 pounds and is wearing a cabby-style hat and plaid shirt, Fullerton police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Robert Barnes at (714) 738-6785 or the Police Department front desk at (714) 738-6716.


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Video: Surveillance footage shows a man described by police as a suspect inside a Target store.