As of Monday, December 31, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DACULA — Burglars made off with nearly 50 firearms during a smash-and-grab early Saturday morning at a gun retail store in Dacula, officials said.
A report from Gwinnett County Police Department states that officials arrived at the business about 2 a.m. to find the front door smashed open. Upon entering and speaking with the owner, it was determined that 44 rifles and pistols were stolen and one pellet gun.
An employee of Big Gun Armory said that the burglars triggered the alarm. The business also had surveillance video running but that they were currently diagnosing problems with recovering the footage.
Employee and co-owner Tyler Keifer said that the burglars “were in and out in a matter of four minutes…they busted through the front door, reached in and unlocked it.”
The owners got a call from the alarm company, as did Gwinnett County Police.
Keifer said it was an estimated $100,000 loss to the business. He said that guns included tactical .22 pistols, shotguns and other types of firearms.
According to the police report, crime scene investigators took pictures and dusted for fingerprints.
No suspects have been arrested in the incident. Those with information about the burglary should contact police at 770 513-5000.