The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate a Jan. 15 burglary at a local pawn shop that netted 20 handguns, according to GSO Capt. John Schick Jr.
GSO chief investigator Scott Little said deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Gloucester Pawn Shop on Route 17 at White Marsh at 1:31 a.m. last Thursday. He said officers arrived on scene in less than five minutes, but the burglars had already escaped.
Surveillance video at the business showed three persons entered the pawn shop after smashing out a window. The three, all wearing face masks, headed straight for the firearms and used a crowbar and baseball bat to smash display cases.
After grabbing handguns and putting them into duffel bags, the three exited the store through the broken-out window. Less than two minutes passed between their entry and exit times. (The video can be viewed on the GSO Facebook page).
Little said two of the burglars wore s...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.