Monday, December 08, 2014

Another Gun Store Robbed

     Last night, L. E. Firearms got the standard smash-and-grab, this time with a stolen van though the storefront.  But -- for once! -- the bad guys didn't get far.  The criminals managed to wreck a second vehicle, used for their getaway.  Five men were arrested and it appears many of the guns were recovered. 

     I don't know if this is the same bunch who've hit other gun stores over the past year or so, but one can hope.  The trick of running a stolen vehicle through the front of the store is a common method.

     (In other news, sales of heavy duty bollards have shown a surprising uptick....)

3 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

As opposed to light duty Ballards?

(Sorry, I just could not help myself. This vision of Hizzoner standing in front of the store, one hand held out, yelling, "None shall pass" overwhelmed me. :) )

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Right.

The thought of a getaway vehicle, vertically impaling itself, is delicious.

Next, we install a motion-activated car hoist underneath and ...

D.W. Drang said...

Local gun store was a victim of a similar attack several years ago. Now in shiny new location with many bollards out front, and double entry barriers. (You go in the front door to range desk, the store itself is behind an additional grating. Don't know if the lock all the rental guns at night.)

Down south a bit at Ft Lewis the gates have hydraulic barriers that will shoot up fast enough, they say, to bisect your car. Hope never to experience that ...