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Semi-Automatic Gun Stolen in Burglary

A resident was also summonsed to court on two counts of improper storage of firearms.

The suspect in the Lynnfield Street burglary. Photo credit: Peabody Police Department.
The suspect in the Lynnfield Street burglary. Photo credit: Peabody Police Department.

Peabody Police continue to investigate a burglary that occurred in a Lynnfield Street home on Tuesday afternoon.

Police released a photo of a suspect to the media on Tuesday in hopes of spreading the word.

According to police, a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic gun was taken during the break-in. 

A Lynnfield Street resident called police on Tuesday afternoon after a neighbor told her there was a burglary in progress at her house.

The suspect, a white male in his 40s, who was wearing a white baseball hat with a stripe from front to back, a blue jacket with a black hood, blue jeans, white sneakers, and possibly wearing a backpack, fled the scene on foot, according to police.

Peabody Police released a “be on the lookout” alert to other departments and requested a K9 unit from Salem.

In addition to investigating the burglary, Peabody Police summonsed a resident of the Lynnfield Street home to court on two counts of improper storage of firearms.

If you are able to identify the suspect in the photo, please contact Detective Joe Gilroy 978-538-6364 or you may also go to the MyPD app or Citizen Observer, which are both accessible from the police department’s website

It may also be done anonymously.

Johnny D February 08, 2014 at 09:09 PM
I would be knowingly breaking the law if I used deadly force to protect my family, even though the intruder is technically the "lawbreaker." However, I would be willing to accept the consequences of my actions, if need be...because, as a result of my actions, I am also a "lawbreaker." So is this guy...but you are playing favorites with your lawbreakers, Bjean. Why would a presumably responsibly gun owner, such as yourself, not be outraged at this obvious negligence? There is another gun on the street because this person couldn't follow the rules...not to mention that people like this quickly become the poster-boy for the anti-gun movement...and put your right to bear arms in jeopardy.
Matt February 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Johnny D, what right to bear arms? That right doesn't exist in Peabody... at least not for the majority. Lisa... typical liberal drivel. Why don't you read my comment again and try to comprehend what I was saying before opening your mouth and blabbering.
Snowflake February 11, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Any luck in finding the intruder yet? I think they only find them on TV :(
Les Masterson February 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Nothing new to report yet.

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