Thieves used a stolen cement truck and a sequence to yank the entrance doorways off of Inexperienced Mountain Weapons in Lakewood earlier than looting the shop of not less than 14 hand weapons, authorities say.
“They used a cable or chain to tear the doorways off,” mentioned Tim Marquez, Lakewood police spokesman. Suspects then bashed glass show circumstances at 4:20 a.m. and stole the hand weapons, he mentioned.
It was the second time that smash-and-grab thieves focused the gun retailer at 3355 S. Yarrow St., Marquez mentioned.
Final 12 months, thieves used a stolen Jeep to ram the gun retailer entrance however have been thwarted by a metal bar, he mentioned.
The homeowners had put in concrete boundaries in entrance of the shop to guard it from thieves.
The cement truck’s engine was nonetheless working and the concrete mixing drum was nonetheless spinning when police arrived.
“We’re nonetheless on scene investigating and taking stock of the losses,” Marquez mentioned.
Police are reviewing surveillance video, on the lookout for proof together with photos of the suspects and a doable get-away automobile.
It takes particular abilities to drive a cement truck. It’s one clue detectives will comply with of their seek for suspects, Marquez mentioned.