SAN DIEGO–Police officers are searching for a man who stole a semi-automatic rifle from a gun store in the Kearny Mesa area.

On October 29,  at approximately 6:30 p.m., an unknown male walked into The Gun Range San Diego located at 7853 Balboa Avenue. The male rented a FNH SCAR 16s semi-automatic rifle from the clerk and proceeded to the range where he shot the rifle for approximately an hour. The male returned to the lobby area and waited for the store to get busy with customers. The male then left the store with the rifle. The male drove away in a grey or silver colored sedan. Investigators determined that the male used a false California identification card to rent the rifle. The rifle is valued at over $ 3,000.

The suspect is described as a white male, 28 to 30-years-old, 5 feet, ten inches tall, 180 to 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black baseball hat with the words “VANS” on the front, grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes. He has a distinctive “D” shaped tattoo on the back of his neck.

The man’s vehicle is grey or silver 4-door vehicle with damage to the front passenger side quarter panel.

Anyone with information on this case should call the San Diego Police Department’s Eastern Division at (858) 495-7900 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via