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Detectives Investigating Burglary at Goleta Gun Dealer

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the burglary of a firearms store in the 5700-block of Hollister Avenue. On Thursday, August 12, 2021 at approximately 2:11 p.m., deputies were dispatched the business to take a report for the burglary. When deputies arrived, they learned that numerous firearms had been stolen and they noted a large hole in the side of the building near the roofline where it appears the suspect(s) entered. Sheriff’s detectives and forensics technicians responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a thorough investigation and are coordinating with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. There have not been any arrests made at this time and the exact number and description of the stolen firearms is not yet available for release. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (805)681-4150. You can also call the anonymous tip line at (805)681-4171, or submit information online at

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