VIDEO: Gun Store Robbed for the Second Time, Suspect Came In Through Ceiling

A North Carolina gun store in Yadkinville was robbed this week, marking the second time the shop’s been hit in the past 15 days.

Foothills Firearms and Ammo on State Street was first targeted on Oct. 31 when two masked suspects rammed their car into the front of the store.

During that initial heist, the perps made off with at least 10 guns valued at approximately $6,000, according to store manager Ryan Hudson, who spoke to WXII 12 News.

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This Tuesday, at around 2:40 a.m., four masked suspects broke into Foothills Firearms and Ammo.

Instead of using a car to forcibly gain entry, one of them climbed in through an air duct in the ceiling. Once inside, the suspect opened the door for the others.

Altogether, two dozen firearms were taken in the second heist. It’s not immediately clear if the two incidents are connected.

Gun store break-ins are on the rise in and around Yadkinville. Three robberies in over a two-week period! (Photo: Fox 8)

Local police said that the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are currently investigating the situation.

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  • Splicenut November 22, 2022, 5:01 am

    Stan, work on your spelling and grammar. It’s the only reason I’m even commenting on this sad news story. “Too” means, basically “also.” “Two” means “2.” “To” means to do something.
    Small Shops operate on a very thin profit margin and can’t afford the kind of Fort Knox security that we’d all like to see at every gun shop. I’m a retired cop working at an LGS. We do what we can, within our resources. But, even with an alarm system, cameras, etc. you can’t stop someone from breaking down the door and running to the guns, only to discover that they’re either in the vault or securely locked up. If they try pulling something during business hours, they leave with a hole in their chest.
    Cheers!
    Splice

  • Roger D November 21, 2022, 6:51 am

    One day when they are killed by police commiting violent crimes these individuals will be canonized and hailed as Americas true hero’s in the vein of George Floyd.

  • Bob W November 18, 2022, 5:34 pm

    When you consider what’s inside, every gun shop in the country should be like a bank vault. It should never be that easy to break in, not even by ramming your car into it. When I was in the Army except for combat zones the room in every barracks where our weapons were stored was exactly like a bank vault.

  • Stan d. Upnow November 18, 2022, 1:40 pm

    I can just hear the idiot Progressive-Socialists in the NC state capitol screaming for more gun control in light of these robberies. SMH!

    Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper – “Put it on my desk and I’ll sign it.”

  • Stan d. Upnow November 18, 2022, 1:29 pm

    You want to PREVENT the scumbags from entering the store in the first place. However, once inside, they need to be dealt with. A couple of trained security dogs would see to that. Too many gunshop owners are either naive, or unwilling to spend the money on security. Cameras & alarms only aid AFTER the fact. Meanwhile, the guns are already gone to waiting buyers. Just stupid, imo.

  • SierraVictorRomeo November 18, 2022, 8:30 am

    Wow! If that were California they would be fine stealing under a thousand dollars worth of goods, 🤣😂🤣😅
    Glad it ain’t California!

  • bobsyouruncle November 18, 2022, 8:13 am

    Hey! they needed some merch, to feed their families

  • Mike in a Truck November 18, 2022, 4:47 am

    Call me nuts but if that were my property and livelihood Id be on stakeout everynight loaded for bear- and thugs.

    • Stan d. Upnow November 18, 2022, 1:35 pm

      Stupid shop owners! They got robbed just too weeks earlier, so you’re right, someone should have over-nighted in the shop for a few weeks, at least. Better yet, hire some security dogs, or a guard.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment November 16, 2022, 6:44 pm

    Well if they did universal background checks it should be okay if they didn’t the atf will prosecute the store owner under the new rules

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