Ten suspects allegedly chained a pickup truck to the front doors of a gun store, pulled the doors off their hinges, grabbed approximately 50 weapons, and fled the scene.
The incident occurred at Carter’s Country Guns & Ammo around 4:30 a.m., and KEYE TV reports that “the entire incident was captured on surveillance video.”
The video shows that the doors were covered with bars to keep anyone from gaining easy access to the store’s interior by simply breaking glass. But the suspects got around the bars by using the brute force of a full-size pickup truck to pull the doors off the front of the business. Once the doors were gone, video from inside the store shows the suspects scampering about, using hammers to shatter display cases, then grabbing handfuls of weapons and running for the truck.
Police believe the ten suspects drove one block, then dumped the pickup and climbed inside a Chevrolet Traverse SUV.
Late Wednesday, KPRC Houston reported that the ATF had made “three arrests” tied to what they referred to as a “smash-and-grab” at Carter’s Country. Some of the weapons have been recovered.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the remaining suspects involved in the gun store burglary.
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