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Loomis gun store rammed by commercial truck, safe taken

Truck rams Loomis gun shop in burglary, two arrested

Two people have been arrested in the burglary of a Loomis gun store in which a stolen commercial truck was used to ram the building to gain entry.
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Two people have been arrested in the burglary of a Loomis gun store in which a stolen commercial truck was used to ram the building to gain entry.

A suspect is on the loose after bashing through the front of a Loomis gun store with a commercial truck.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call just before 5 a.m. Thursday, saying someone had rammed a flat-bed truck into EWG Guns Inc., Lt. Andrew Scott said.

When deputies arrived, they found the store – perched on the corner across Horseshoe Bar Road from Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall – with a gaping hole where the door used to be.

The thief took a safe believed to contain several guns, Scott said.

Risk management personnel with the city of Loomis surveyed the likely-to-be-demolished building Thursday morning.

The truck was found empty about a mile away. It was registered to a Loomis business, Scott said, and was believed to have been stolen. No suspects have been identified.

California’s more than 6 million gun owners are going to see new restrictions in 2018 stemming from sweeping regulations lawmakers and voters have approved over the past two years.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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