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Police: Man, boys use fake gun to steal real ones

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a man and two boys used a replica gun to steal real ones from a San Diego County gun store but were arrested when their getaway car pulled into a parking lot with no exit.

Police Lt. Rob Ransweiler says one suspect pointed the fake gun at an employee Friday while the other two smashed open display cases at Hiram's Guns in El Cajon (kuh-HONE').

Ransweiler says they took several handguns and fled in a red sedan.

Police spotted the car on Interstate 8 and chased it into La Mesa, where the driver turned into a storage facility parking lot and was blocked in by a wall.

Police arrested the trio without incident and recovered the guns from the store and the replica.

The suspects were described only as an adult and two juveniles, all male.

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