News 12 at 6 o'clock, October 12, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Eight guns were stolen Thursday night from Shooters in Augusta. Richmond County investigators said they want your help to find their suspects.
Deputies responded to an alarm at Shooters weapon store and shooting range last night. The burglary happened around 11:30. Investigators said the suspects stole eight guns, worth more than $4000. The suspects shattered a glass window on the front side of the building.
"They went through a small hole, probably one foot by one. It had to be a small individual to get through this hole into the business," Lt. Tony Walden said.
Over at Sidney's weapon shop, Steven Fishman said he takes precautions to keep his store safe from getting broken into. He spends 20 minutes putting all of the weapons away in a vault at night and 20 minutes in the morning taking them back out.
"I sleep a lot better at night because of it," Steven Fishman said.
Fishman said the extra time is worth it because his store has never been broken into while the firearms were in the building.
"It's a shame that this many firearms are on the streets of Augusta without any way of tracking them at this point," Fishman said.
At Shooters, a silver truck was seen in the parking lot, possibly an S-10 or a Silverado.
"That vehicle is something were interested in, and at the point of entry, we found a blue bandanna, and we've obviously recovered that and submitted it for trace evidence," Lt. Walden said.