PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WGHP) — Surveillance cameras captured footage as several people broke into a gun store in Surry County, and the owner is offering a $5,000 reward to help catch those responsible.
The video shows a dark-colored sedan pulling into the parking lot of Red Oak Outfitters at 108 Lola Lane in Pilot Mountain. At 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, according to the timestamp on the video, the car rams through the front entrance.
Five people get out of the car and run inside while a sixth gets into the driver’s seat.
Footage from inside the store shows the burglars pushing over a glass display case and rummaging through it.
“They stole anywhere between 20-30 guns, two long guns, and a few pistols, then they took off and went towards the Winston-Salem Area,” said Tanner Hamilton, owner of the store.
The burglars run out of the store and get back into the car. The time stamp on the video was 9:36:55 p.m. as they drove off.
Hamilton says the stolen guns and the damages cost the store about $50,000.
“I take it personal,” he said. “I think anybody would. It hits close to home. That’s never good.”
He shared the video on social media in the hopes that it helps identify the suspects. He says he is offering a reward for anyone that can identify the burglars.
Hamilton plans to have steel enforcement and concrete installed to prevent something like this from ever happening again.
“They didn’t take any hunting weapons, that’s for sure they were more interested in the other ones, and it’s got to be a safe place, it’s got to be secure. Just ready for to get them caught,” said Hamilton.
Police said they are unsure if this latest gunshop robbery is connected to one that happened early Halloween morning at the Foothills Firearms and Ammo shop in Yadkinville.