How Criminals Get Guns: Thieves Crash Car into Firearms Store, Grab Rifles, Pistols

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posted on April 26, 2019
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Captured in dramatic surveillance videos, a band of thieves crashed a stolen sedan through the front of an Atlanta area firearms store to get their hands on several handguns and shotguns.

A camera outside an adjacent butcher story shows one car driving erratically before it crashes in a head-entrance into the firearms store. A local TV reporter obtained the surveillance videos and posted them to her Twitter account.

Seconds later, another vehicle with two men speeds up to stop at the store. The men jump out and begin removing the glass door to the store and other debris from their path as they start to receive stolen guns from an accomplice inside the store. 

Inside the store, a video showed the sedan crash into the middle of the store before rolling backwards and coming to a stop. The driver, a man wearing a hoodie, jumps out. He leaps around the store, grabbing shotguns and smashes a display case to reach inside for pistols.

“They couldn’t get the other car out, so they just had the other guy throw stuff out of the store and they just picked it up and put it in the trunk,”an employee of the butcher’s store told a reporter.

Stealing as many guns as they could, the thieves quickly left the scene.

“When the cops showed up, the car was still running on the inside. They ditched it and left,” the employee commented.

Police are investigating the incident. They said the thieves used a car stolen from an apartment complex and abandoned it in the store.

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