Truck backed into Guntersville gun shop, pistols stolen

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — One man is in custody after an alleged wild early morning robbery in Marshall County made the streets more dangerous.

Suspects backed a truck through a gun shop door and made off with a dozen pistols. The theft happened Monday morning in Guntersville, Ala.

A surveillance video was taken about 2:30 Monday morning. The truck, which was stolen from a nearby rental center, smashed through the door, wrecking everything in its path.

Now the busted opening is covered with plywood, but the evidence remains–even the tire marks on the floor.

“They destroyed our display cases. It has really put us in a bind with trying to get everything replaced. Trying to do inventory to see what all else was damaged.”

Barry Harbin owns Tactical Command.  Most of the missing guns were smaller caliber handguns generally used in home and personal protection.  Harbin said that was a little bit of a surprise.

“They didn’t touch a rifle on the wall. But the debris pile kept them from doing that,” Harbin said.

26-year-old Kasey Cormier was arrested Tuesday for the theft.  However, investigators believe more arrests and more charges are coming.

“We believe there are other individuals who are involved both before and after the fact,” said Investigator John East of the Guntersville Police Department.

The big issue for law enforcement is that there are a dozen stolen guns out on the streets right now.

“Now that’s a serious concern and the matter is still under investigation,” East said.

Harbin says it will take at least another week before they will be able to fully re-open the store.

If you have any information on the crime, call the Guntersville Police Department at 256-571-7571.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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