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Old 08-30-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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CERRITOS, Calif. (KABC) -- A van was used as a battering ram in an attempt to burglarize a gun store in Cerritos early Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle crash into the Ammo Bros. guns and ammunition store at 15979 Piuma Avenue in Cerritos at 4:40 a.m. Monday.

Deputies found a blue and white 1984 Chevrolet van had crashed into the front doors of the business.

The van was reported stolen from Bellflower Saturday night, according to the sheriff's department.

Deputies determined the van was used as a battering ram to enter the store in an attempt to burglarize it.

The store was heavily fortified enough to resist the attempt to crash through the front, according to the department. The suspects were unable to enter the store and nothing was stolen.

"Due to the nature of the crime, where the suspects were presumably targeting firearms, detectives are actively investigating the incident," said Lieutenant Richard Harpham. "Had the suspects been successful and the guns were on the street, it would present an inherent danger to the public."

A gray sedan and a champagne-colored Ford Excursion may have been used as getaway vehicles, according to the department.



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What the hell? They barely even nudged the building! Regardless I hope the catch the idiots.

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I think that particular gunshop had some items on Gunbroker recently.

Hmmm.

[sar] I'm so very relieved that no evil guns made it out...you know it's inherently dangerous to the public if guns are loose on the streets. [/casm]

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AND they ruined a perfectly good '84 chevy van! Bastages!

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Clearly these men lack the most basic understanding of physics...you'd think after going to all the trouble to steal the van, they might have the sense to use the accelerator a little more. Especially after the first little tap was a failure.

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It's possible that the impact near the door triggered an audible alarm that scared them off...

LE needs to catch these guys. They will be more determined next time.

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Fail haha. Too bad they didn't crash into it hard enough to kill themselves. Waste of air.

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Why would anybody want to break into a California gun store? That's dumber than robbing an Airsoft factory.

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