Suspects nab 43 guns from Arlington store

Arlington police are searching for a group of men who stole more than 40 weapons from a gun store.

The alleged burglars got away with handguns, shotguns and AR-15 style rifles. The concern for police is where the stolen guns will end up and if they’ll be used to commit more crimes.

Surveillance video from the Webyshops store in Arlington shows a group of burglars break into the store Wednesday night and ransacking display cases full of guns.

“The suspects were wearing protective masks, hoodies and gloves,” said store owner Mikhail Orlov. “So it's not particularly easy to identify at first glance.”

Police say the thieves only had about three minutes inside the store before officers who were alerted by an alarm and a 911 call arrived.

Arlington police say federal agents are taking a detailed inventory, but so far believe the thieves took 43 weapons including: 32 handguns, 2 shotguns and 9 rifles.

Lt. Chris Cook says the store's alarm alerted police. A witness also called 911 and reported a black Ford F-350 leaving the scene. The truck, they later learned was stolen in Garland, was abandoned in Dallas.

“It's very serious when you have this amount of firearms that leak onto the streets, because you know they're not going to sell them to reputable people,” said Cook. “These guns will end up in the wrong hands, and it's just really unfortunate.”

Arlington police ask anyone who has information to call them at (817)459-6487

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