We hear about plenty of gun store robberies, but they typically happen after hours. These are usually smash-and-grab attacks with thieves ramming a vehicle through a store’s front door. There’s a good reason for that. Most gun stores are filled during business hour with…employees and customers with guns.
That apparently didn’t occur or matter much to would-be thieves of Bullseye Gun, Gear and Pawn in Murfreesboro, Tennessee yesterday.
The suspects entered the store, grabbed two weapons and fled from the business. The clerks, all armed, chased after them and got them to surrender.
The clerks held the four suspects at gunpoint until Murfreesboro police officers arrived.
All four suspects are from Chattanooga and have been arrested. Two of the suspects have been identified as Even Bell, 21 charged with Incriminating Impersonation and J’Darrius Rice, 19, charged with Theft of Property.
The two other suspects are minors. The same wayward youths had apparently hit the store just a few weeks ago and thought returning to the scene of the first crime would be a good idea.
The suspects had reportedly stolen from Bullseye earlier this month – and this time the clerks were ready for them.
Police confirmed there is now an ongoing investigation and they’re hoping to recover weapons from other gun thefts. More arrests are possible in the case.