SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are searching for five people who stole firearms from a Smyrna gun store early Thursday morning.
“Several subjects entered the business and grabbed some rifles, shotguns, ammunition and a few other type rifle parts,” said Smyrna Police Sergeant Bobby Gibson.
It happened at Guns-N-More on Sam Ridley Parkway around 1 a.m. Multiple shotguns, semi-automatic rifles and ammunition were taken.
Smyrna police reported the suspects used a car stolen during a carjacking in Nashville on Tuesday to back into the front of the store. Before making their way to Smyrna, police say the same vehicle led officers in Hendersonville on a high speed pursuit on I65 after they were spotted near another gun store in Sumner County on Wednesday..
“They are dangerous individuals and now that they are armed makes them even more dangerous,” said Gibson.
The vehicle seen in surveillance video is a gray Audi A4 with an Ohio license plate of FTN-8532. The suspects were described as four masked men and one unmasked woman.
“We do believe that these individuals are involved in other burglaries and robberies that have happened in the middle Tennessee area,” explained Gibson.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Smyrna police at 615-459-6644.
The gun store was burglarized on Oct. 18 when thieves took 24 firearms from the business. In the last six months, there have been more than 165 firearms stolen from different gun shops in middle Tennessee.
“Nationwide, the theft of firearms from these gun stores are increasing,” said Michael Knight of the ATF.
The ATF and police department are offering a reward for information on either burglary in Smyrna.