Mt. Juliet police are searching for two suspects that burglarized the same gun store twice in three days.
The store, nRange, on Lebanon Road, was burglarized Sunday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, Apr. 20. Detectives believe the same suspects are responsible for both burglaries.
Mt. Juliet Police said on Sunday around 3:00 a.m. a male suspect broke into the back door of the store and carried out 5 handguns, 2 shotguns, and 2 rifles. Three days later on Wednesday around 1:20 a.m., the same male suspect returned with a female suspect. The two broke into the same back door and took 10 handguns.
"Nineteen firearms are missing," said Lt. Tyler Chandler with the Mt. Juliet Police Department. "We are doing our best to try and recover them, but there is no way for us to know where they are headed. That’s why we need to recover them as quickly as possible."
Police responded quickly to both incidents, but the suspects got away. There were no witnesses. Officers believe the suspects are a white male and female in their 20’s. Both crimes were caught on surveillance video.
Anyone with any information regarding this crime can call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .
A $1,000.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to the successful arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for these crimes.
Agents with the ATF are assisting in the investigation.