Fort Mill police have released a surveillance video showing three suspects smashing a car into a downtown gun shop and stealing firearms.
According to police, the incident occurred at 5:47 a.m. Monday at JJ Aim Right Gunshop on Massey Street. A suspect drove a vehicle through the front doors of the store. Other suspects jumped out and stole seven handguns before fleeing in another vehicle, said said Maj. Bryan Zachary, public information officer for the Fort Mill Police Department.
It’s the second time the shop has been burglarized in the past year.
The shop sits on the steep hill near the bottom of Main Street, not far from Sisk Memorial Baptist Church. A wooden deck beside a large oak tree has a ramp leading to the front door. By mid-morning Monday, several people were inside the building making repairs. All declined to comment, saying details would come from police.
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Pieces of decking were broken along the ramp, and glass shattered in the front of the building. Inside, at least one large glass case was broken and empty. Another wall included numerous secured firearms that weren’t taken.
According to the shop’s website, services include buying, selling and trading new and used firearms. They also service weapons, sell ammunition and host firearm training classes. The business opened in 2012.
The surveillance video shows what appears to be three male suspects involved in the burglary. The driver of the car that smashed into the store broke into a display case and removed seven handguns while two others stayed just outside of the front door area.
All three suspects then left in a second vehicle.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Fort Mill Police Department at 803-547-3940.