The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.
Samuel Paul Regalado, 19, of Patterson was taken into custody Thursday in connection to the break-in Wednesday morning at Alquist Arms in Turlock. Regalado was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Investigators did not want to divulge how Regalado was identified as a suspect in the burglary because a second male suspect is still at large.
The thieves stole ammunition and numerous weapons from the store. None of the guns were recovered during Regalado’s arrest, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
Entry into the store was made through the back door.
Regalado was taken into custody without incident. His arrest was undertaken by the Turlock Police Department, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and other allied agencies, Lewis said.
The break-in was first reported shortly around 8 a.m. Wednesday by the store’s owner, who arrived at the 120 S. Center St. business to find the alarm activated and a door open, Lewis said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Turlock Police Detective Tim Redd at 668-5550 ext. 6625.