Garden Grove: Gun Store Window Smash Nets Thieves About 40 Firearms

12.09.2021 | 12:16 AM | GARDEN GROVE – Two suspects made off with approximately 40 firearms after the smash and grab burglary of a gun store, early Thursday morning.

The burglary was reported at Whitten Sales, a gun store located in the 12800 block of Valley View Street, around 12:16 AM.

Units arriving on scene discovered the front door of the business smashed open and determined a burglary had occurred.

Initial reports indicate that two suspects smashed through the front door of the gun store before ultimately fleeing with approximately 40 firearms from a safe.

A radio broadcast described the criminal duo as being approximately 30 to 40-year-old white or Hispanic males wearing face masks.

Both suspects fled in separate BMW sedans. One sedan was blue while the other was silver, police said.

The OC Crime Lab is on scene collecting evidence from the scene of the crime.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary is urged to contact the Garden Grove Police Department by calling (714) 741-5872.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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