PORT ORCHARD — Three suspects are believed to be the culprits who forcibly broke into a Gorst firearms business early Monday morning and took off with an undetermined number of weapons.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the sound of a commercial burglary alarm at 1:49 a.m., at Boerner Firearms, in the 4200 block of State Highway 3 West, in the Gorst area of South Kitsap. The alarm had been tripped and activated five minutes before deputies arrived at the scene.
Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisted by a Bremerton Police Department K-9 team.
The number and types of firearms stolen will be determined when the store’s inventory records are examined. Deputy Scott Wilson of the Sheriff’s Office said special agents with the ATF and industry operations investigators are assisting with the investigation. He said the investigation is in its initial stages, but that three suspects are believed to be involved, with gender, approximate ages and race to be determined as more facts are discovered.
One of the suspects has been identified by surveillance video as being large-statured and wearing a sweatshirt with a CDXX logo on the front with writing on the sleeves. The suspect also was believed to be wearing gray-colored sweatpants and black gloves.
A second suspect was seen in the video wearing a sweatshirt with multi-colored “North Face” or “The North West” on the front, black pants with white drawstrings and white stripes down the sides. The suspect also was seen wearing dark-colored Air Jordan Retro 12 leather sneaker footwear.
The third suspect was seen wearing a sweatshirt with a blue bandana over his face, light-colored gloves and mid-high, light-colored basketball shoes with white soles.
The vehicle used in the burglary appears to be a light-colored, extended-cab pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet Silverado, or a similar-sized vehicle, Wilson said.