Press Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317


Subject :

Police ask public's help in identifying gun theft suspect
Contact :Sgt. Andrew Goodrich, Fullerton Police Department    (714) 738-6838

Fullerton Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who may have taken an off-duty officer’s gun from a gym locker in Santa Ana.


Fullerton Police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said that on Jan. 9, an off-duty law enforcement officer was at a gym in Santa Ana, and a suspect broke into his locker and stole his wallet, and a 9mm Glock handgun. The locker was secured with a lock.


About an hour later, a suspect entered the Target store on Malvern in Fullerton and used the victim’s credit cards to make a purchase. Surveillance video of the suspect was captured by Target, and made available to the police. The suspect can be seen entering, making a purchase, and then leaving the store.


The suspect is described as a black male with a very light complexion, 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-7, and about 300 pounds. He was wearing a cabbie style hat and a plaid shirt.


Anyone with information about this suspect or the incident is asked to call Detective Robert Barnes at (714) 738-6785, or the Police Department front desk at (714) 738-6716.