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$75,000 Worth of Weapons Stolen During Gun Store Burglary

Thieves smashed front door glass to gain access to the store.

Just hours after a large shipment of guns arrived at Big Gun Armory, burglars struck the store and stole numerous handguns, tactical rifles and shotguns.

According to business owner David Duncan, the store received two large deliveries on Friday afternoon. Duncan said the 65 guns were immediately placed on display since store inventory had been heavily depleted due to increased sales related to the election, the Connecticut shootings and holiday shopping.

Then, at 1:47 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, Duncan got a call from his alarm company -- the burglar alarm had been activated. Gwinnett County Police were also notified and arrived four minutes after getting the call, but it was too late.

“They cleaned my place out,” Duncan said.

According to Duncan, the burglar or burglars entered the store by smashing the front door glass, reaching through the bars and unlocking the door. Duncan explained that he initially had a keyed lock on the interior and exterior of the door, but was instructed by the fire marshal to switch the interior keyed lock to a twist lock for safety purposes. As a result, the burglar or burglars were able to access the interior of the store without damaging anything other than the glass.

Read the full story on Dacula Patch.

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Jerry January 01, 2013 at 07:44 PM
If as it appears from the photos that accompany this article that these weapons were simply sitting on a couple of wire shelves waiting to be taken away by someone who would only be detered by some woefully inadequate locks and a poorly designed/installed/tested security system, the store owner should be taken away to jail for, if for nothing else, introducing a dangerous situation into the neighborhood in which he was operating. He may just as well have left these weapons in front of his business leaning up against the wall! And yes, I am a gun owner that takes care to be responsible with my guns.

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