COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Police want to find four people who broke into a gun store in Columbia early Tuesday morning.
Surveillance video showed the burglars approaching the back of King's Firearms and More on North Garden Street around 1 a.m. Police said one of the burglars ripped down the surveillance camera after being caught on tape.
Police responded shortly after the alarm was signaled, but they were unsure if anyone was still inside the building so they did not make immediate entry to the building. There were concerns there might be people armed and barricaded inside the store.
"Gas was deployed for officer safety to see if anyone was inside," said Lieutenant Jeremy Alsup. "We treated this very seriously given the nature of this business and what weapons were inside."
SWAT teams headed into the building 7 a.m. to see if anyone was still inside, but found no one inside.
Police believe the alarm scared off the burglars. An inventory of the business found nothing was taken.
No one was hurt, and no arrests have been made. People are urged to call Columbia Police with any information in this case.