Thieves Steal $20K in Guns from South Carolina Store

August 10, 2016

Authorities say two thieves stole about $20,000 in guns from a store in Sumter, S.C., in a well-planned heist that took less than four minutes.

Sumter County Sheriff’s spokesman Ken Bell told media outlets that the men broke the lock on the door of Tony’s Gun Shop around 2 a.m. Friday.

Video surveillance shows one thief smashing display cases with a hammer while a second thief scooped up handguns and threw them into a bag.

Bell says deputies arrived four minutes after the alarm sounded when the lock was broken, but the thieves were gone and tracking dogs couldn’t find their scent.

Federal agents are helping with the investigation.

Topics South Carolina

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