Police looking for car, suspects involved in Gorst gun store burglary

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office released a description of a car and one of the suspects involved in the burglary of a Gorst gun shop during the morning of April 9.

Several guns were reported stolen from Boerner Firearms, but the number and types have not been determined, according to Deputy Scott Wilson, KCSO spokesman.

Wilson said the vehicle is an older, two-tone white over gray (or silver) colored Lexus with aftermarket chrome wheels and a sunroof. Deputies were able to extract an image of the car from the store’s security surveillance system. One suspect was described as wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt over a baseball cap and wearing a light-colored mask.

Wilson said the alarm was activated at 4:53 a.m. and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighter, who were station across the highway from the store, responded first. Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene a short time later, and Bremerton police also responded and assisted deputies with clearing the building.

Wilson said Wednesday the investigation is in its initial stages. Gender, ages and race of the suspects will be releases as the investigation progresses.

The number and types of guns that were stolen in this burglary will be determined when store inventory records are examined, Wilson stated.

Persons with information about this burglary can contact Detective Aaron Baker at (360) 337-5611.


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