GUSTINE - A cash register and variety of medications were taken from Pioneer Drug Store in a July 31 burglary, police reported.
Several apartment units on the second floor of the downtown Gustine building were also determined to have been broken into, according to authorities.
The incident remains under investigation, City Manager Doug Dunford told Mattos Newspapers Monday.
A cash register drawer, receipts from the drug store, several rolls of currency, two .22-caliber rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition were subsequently recovered from one of the upstairs apartments, a Gustine Police Department press release stated.
Officers also found mail in the apartment identifying a male who Dunford said is being sought in connection with the case. Dunford said the individual was believed to have been staying at the apartment with the tenant.
The office of the building owner was also broken into, Dunford reported.
According to the GPD release, officers responding to a burglary alarm at 3:50 a.m. discovered the break-ins.
The investigation led police to an apartment where an early-morning stove explosion had been reported on July 29. Upon conducting followup investigation, the Gustine officer discovered an insurance adjuster and fire investigator in the apartment investigating the origin of the explosion.
While in the apartment, the officer noticed a thin metal drawer which he determined to be a cash register draw, and found a drug store receipt on the bathroom floor. He subsequently discovered multiple cash register and hand-written receipts from the drug store in the toilet, and located several pieces of evidence in the apartment linking it to the burglary, police reported.
Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call Gustine Police, 854-3737.