Arsenal Of Weapons Stolen And Thieves Caught On Camera

Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 19:52:15-04

Officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department have asked for the public's help in identifying suspects caught on camera stealing an arsenal of weapons from TC's Pawn.

Security video shows the two suspects breaking into the Murfreesboro pawn shop early Wednesday morning. 

They were quickly spooked, forcing one to hide in the shadows and the other running across the street. Seconds later, they were back at it with one waving the other over to the front door.

They used a tire iron to break through the front door and then into a display case.

"They're taking pistols right there in the display case and stuffing them in the backpacks and then grab 20 boxes of ammunition from the shelf," said detective Greg Flanagan.

The thieves ignored everything else in the place and once they had what they wanted they disappeared into the night.

"They knew exactly what they were going for and it took a minute to a minute and a half," said Flanagan who added they escaped with 15 weapons.

"One gun of concern was a Judge and you can chamber a round with a shotgun shell. You don't see many guns like that on the street," said Flanagan.

The suspects wore masks and gloves and left few clues behind.

Yet, one suspect wore what appeared to be an Alabama sweatshirt and carried a Nike bag. Police were hoping someone comes forward with a tip before the guns can be sold on the streets.

In addition to $1,000 offered by CrimeStoppers, the owner of this shop also offered $1,000.