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2 Suspects Try To Break Into Nashville Gun Store

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:37:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A search was underway for two suspects who tried to break into a Nashville-area gun store.

The incident was reported around 5 a.m. Tuesday, at the Nashville Gun Shop, located on Antioch Pike.

The owners of the store believe their extra security paid off since the burglars didn't make it to the building.

Owners Dehmir and Mustafa Dehmirhisar installed a $17,000 barbed wire chain link fence. They added thousands of dollars of other security measures they wish not to talk about.

"We are buying more time to, for them to get into the actual building, and of course make it difficult to get out also," said Mustafa Dehmirhisar.

Overnight, burglars successfully cut through the fence, but set off alarms.

"By doing so we're buying time for the police to respond, and they were here according to them in less than a minute," said Dehmirhisar.

The burglars who cut through the fence wore masks and hoodies.

A security company called the brothers, who were able to access their security cameras over the internet. They actually saw two people walking inside the fence.

Demirhisar said, "And sure enough there were a couple of people walking on the property, and police were notified. They were here in a jiffy, but they were long gone."

But the guns are still there.

Now, the brothers are looking at other security measures to make the fence impenetrable.

Back in October, about a dozen guns were stolen from the same gun store when a truck was used to smash into the building.