Georgetown gun store burglary caught on camera
A smash and grab burglary at a Georgetown gun store was caught on camera early Monday morning.
It happened around 4 a.m. at GTX Guns, located at 3415 Williams Drive. Surveillance video shows the man burst through the front glass door and immediately smash a display case. It was all over in less than 10 seconds.
"He stole four firearms. Luckily, it was our used case," explains GTX Guns owner Brandan Schultz. He says the four stolen weapons were only worth about $2,000. However, the biggest loss was damage done to a rare firearm.
In the same case as the stolen guns was a Colt Diamondback from the 1970s valued between $5,000-$8,000.
"The glass shatter from the rock that he threw actually damaged the finish and the grips," explains Schultz. The brand new, never fired revolver now has nicks in the finish you can't ignore dropping the value by about $4,000, Schultz explains.
With no glass on the front door, the store's alarm won't set.
"I could board it up but all they'd have to do with no alarm is rip the boards down, and they could come right back so we're actually going to have a slumber part tonight," Schultz explains. Monday night his staff members and friends will be on alert.
"We'll be in the store all night analyzing video over the last month," he adds. They're trying to figure out if the person in the surveillance video has been inside GTX Guns before.
"Hopefully they'll get him soon, put him where he needs to go and at least get the guns back so that we don't have to worry about them being sold to somebody who shouldn't have them," Schultz says.
The four stolen guns were all used handguns that the suspect may try to sell. If you know anything about this incident you are asked to call Georgetown Police or contact the store by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-863-5755.