• Thieves plow SUV through gun store, steal multiple weapons, police say

    By: Christian Jennings


    CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - Police are hoping someone recognizes a group of thieves who were seen driving an SUV through the front of a gun shop and stealing several weapons from inside. 

    Channel 2’s Christian Jennings obtained the video that shows a red Jeep plowing through the front of the store in Clarke County last weekend. 

    The suspects ran in front of the surveillance cameras, providing a close look at the faces of some of the people involved.

    "The one suspect that didn’t have a mask on or anything, it's crazy that he would do that," said Brady Cole, who lives near the store and works across the street from the gun club.


    The driver hopped out, then four other men followed him inside. The crew split up and swiped as many guns as they could grab in less than a minute. 

    "Hopefully they don’t get on the streets in the wrong hands. Hopefully the police can recover what was stolen," Cole said.

    Athens Clarke County police said all five alleged thieves left in a white newer model Audi with a sunroof but not before one suspect gave officers a good look at his face. 

    Detectives are hoping a $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward will get people talking. 

    "Hopefully, they’ll get enough detail to figure out where he’s at," Cole said.

    If this whole thing sounds or looks familiar, you're right.

    On April 19, we reported about a smash-and-grab burglary at a gun shop in Loganville.

    Loganville police said this could be the same crew. Police said they'll work with Athens-Clarke County police and the Bureaus of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives moving forward.

    Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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