CRIME

Burglars Ram Truck Into Gun Store, Loot Stash Of Weapons: Police

"Now those weapons are out there," the store owner said.

A group of burglars used a stolen truck to ram the side of a gun store and loot an arsenal of weapons, according to police in Texas.

The suspects left a gaping hole in the side of Shooter’s Edge Gun Store in Waxahachie on Sunday. A message on the store’s website read as follows:

We are CLOSED until further notice.

At approximately 2:45 AM on July 10th our shop was burglarized and we sustained extensive damage to our building. Due to this we will be closed until further notice.

The shop also posted a pair of images to Facebook showing the damage to the building:

A display of weapons is visible through the rubble left behind by a gun store robbery.
A display of weapons is visible through the rubble left behind by a gun store robbery.
Police say that the suspects rammed a truck through the wall of this gun store.
Police say that the suspects rammed a truck through the wall of this gun store.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that “12 handguns, 3 AR style high powered rifles, 1AK style high powered rifle and 1 shotgun were reported stolen,” according to ABC affiliate WFAA.

Chuck Edge, who owns the store, told the station he was concerned about the incident.

“This was not your law abiding citizen who got a background check so now those weapons are out there,” he said.

Police located the vehicle, but not the stolen firearms, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Waxahachie police at 469-309-4400.

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