Georgetown gun shop offering reward to catch burglar

It took just seven seconds early Monday morning for someone to "smash and grab" four guns at GTX Guns on Williams Drive in Georgetown.

It was all caught on GTX's surveillance camera. The store's owner Brandan Schultz says the thief used rocks from the flower bed out front. One to smash the glass door, the other to smash the case.

Together, he says, the guns are worth $2500. And Shultz says he will sleep at his shop until the glass is fixed on Tuesday or Wednesday. He's having shatter-proof installed.

More importantly, though, he hopes the guns can be tracked down.

"We just don't want them to end in the wrong hands, " he says, adding, "and used to hurt someone else, or someone else's business or family. That's the major concern, just for the public. Or at least finding him and getting them back or figuring out what he did with them."

In 2015, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, 14,800 guns were stolen from dealers alone in the United States. Arkansas had the most stolen with 2,951. Texas ranks 2nd with 1,024

Schultz is offering a $5000 reward to the person who leads police to the crook. He also adds that Georgetown police may have an idea who did it, but aren't sure yet. GTX Guns has turned the stolen gun's serial numbers over to the ATF and local law enforcement, standard protocol in gun thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to call, 512-930-3510, or leave an anonymous tip with GTX Guns, 512-863-5755
 

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