Brazos County Sheriff''s Office Investigating Gun Store Burglary

*10 P.M. Update*

The Brazos County Sheriff's Office is on alert after 84 guns are stolen from a gun store in Brazos County.

It was an unusual way thieves broke their way in early Saturday morning.

"Just taking the building apart is a little, little different," said Jason Seymour of Kurten, a frequent customer.

Burglars got creative in Brazos County after they made off with 84 weapons including, handguns, rifles, and shotguns from the Great Texas Gun Company on Highway 21 East outside of Bryan.

And it was a very bold theft. Investigators say the burglars came in around 3:30 Saturday morning and peeled the tin back on the side of the building went inside and made off with weapons even after the alarm went off.

Jason Seymour was doing some Christmas shopping when he saw the store was closed after the incident.

"I was kind of pretty much shocked being kind of here by the highway for them to kind of pull the tin back it's kinda crazy," Seymour said.

Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk tells us they believe three to five people were involved in the break-in.

"It is a great concern to us that this many weapons are unaccounted for and you know we don't know how where they'll end up and in whose hands. So yeah we're very concerned about this. You know we're doing our very best to fully investigate this and hopefully can resolve it," said Sheriff Kirk.

Kirk says a pickup that was being advertised for sale in Wixon Valley was stolen at LTJ's Rustic Furniture Store and was used to move the guns.

That vehicle was recovered Saturday afternoon back in Wixon Valley on private property off Andert Road.

"The vehicle did suffer some damage the steering column broken in some efforts to get in the door but otherwise it was recovered intact," said Kirk.

Jason Seymour worries where the weapons will end up.

"Right, right, they need to be registered that way we know where they're at," said Seymour.

The store's owner deferred comments to the Sheriff's Office pending the investigation.

The Sheriff's Office is reviewing surveillance video of the break-in which they plan to make available soon.

If you have any information on this case you are asked to contact the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.

*6 P.M. Update*

Police are looking for suspects who stole more than 80 guns early Saturday morning.

Investigators say the burglars broke into the Great Texas Gun Company on State Highway 21 East in Brazos County a little after 3 A.M.

The suspects got in the gun store by pulling back the tin on the side of the building and then smashed their way in through the wall.

Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk tells us the thieves fled with 85 guns including rifles, handguns, and shotguns.

A pickup that was being advertised for sale in Wixon Valley outside of Bryan was also stolen. That vehicle was recovered Saturday afternoon.

Investigators believe three to five people may be involved and are reviewing surveillance video of the incident.

"It is a great concern to us that this many weapons are unaccounted for and you know we don't know how, where they'll end up and in whose hands so yeah we're very concerned about this. You know we're doing our very best to fully investigate this and hopefully can resolve it," said Sheriff Chris Kirk.

If you have any information on this case you are asked to call the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.

News 3's Clay Falls will have the latest on the investigation Saturday night at ten.

*Previous Story*
The Brazos County Sheriff's Office is investigating an overnight burglary that included the theft of guns.

Sheriff Chris Kirk tells us the break-in happened around 3:30 Saturday morning at the Great Texas Gun Company on State Highway 21 East.

Investigators are still looking into what items were stolen and the value of the property is unknown at this time.

News 3 will have much more information as it becomes available.


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