• Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

    By: Christian Jennings, WSBTV.com

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop

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    Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.

    A second camera from the butcher shop next door shows a silver Crown Victoria pull up right after the impact.

    Back inside the store, the surveillance video shows the driver hop out and head over one of the gun cases.

    After grabbing a few handguns, the video shows the man run to the front of the store where his friends are waiting. 

    “They couldn’t get the shutter out. 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,” said Alex Bolson, who works at the neighboring Corner's Edge Butcher Shop.

    The driver then makes a second trip inside the store where he grabs shotguns, hops over the counter and runs outside where the suspects take off. 

    The whole thing is over in about a minute. 

    “They knew the place, They had to. That’s how I feel, at least, because they were in and out very fast,” Bolson said.

    He said it's scary to think so many guns are now in the wrong hands. 

    “I don’t think they’re going to get away with this,” Bolson said. 

    Loganville police say the car the suspects used to plow through the store was stolen from an apartment complex several hours earlier.

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

    The owners of the gun shop spent Friday cleaning up the mess and boarding up their storefront. 

    “They’re nice people. They don’t deserve this,” Bolson said. 

    One of the store’s owners teared up, talking about how appreciative he is of the community's support following the burglary. 

    He said they've only been open four years and as small business owners, this one really hurts.

     

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