Investigators said early Wednesday, four men broke into a Texas gun shop, taking numerous handguns and rifles. The Alvin Police Department described them as three black males, and one white or Hispanic male.
The loot included AR-15 semi-automatic rifles and pistols, according to a ABC 13 report.
“It took less than a minute for a gang of smash and grab robbers to bust into an Alvin gun store and get away with more than a dozen weapons,” said police Lt. Shawn Gilcrease. “It appeared to be well-orchestrated. They had a plan to steal the vehicle and come up, make entry in that, run in and grab the weapons, so it appeared they planned this out.”
Howard Smith, owner of R and G guns, told the outlet that the burglars used his truck to rip off the door. He said the vehicle had been broken into, then they connected a chain from the truck to the door, then ripped the door off using the vehicle.
This investigation is ongoing.
The same shop, R and G Guns, was also burglarized in January 2016 when robbers used a stolen trunk to smash down the front of the store. Investigators soon discovered the weapons, and arrested a suspect.
[Screengrab via Alvin Police Department]