45 handguns stolen from Kwik Cash last Sunday night
By LYNETTE SOWELL
A string of late Sunday night burglary reports was capped off on midnight Monday morning, when a total of 45 handguns valued at $16,292.68 were stolen from Kwik Cash, located at 401 W. Bus. 190.
Store owner Shawn High said the security cameras did capture the video of the break-in, which has been shared on social media.
High believes the individual to be part of a group who visited the store before the break-in occurred.
In the video, a lone male with a towel draped over his head goes from case to case in the store, looking at the selection of handguns, as he picks certain guns in a deliberate fashion and places them into a bag. The handguns had been left in the cases overnight, with the robber reaching into the back of the open case to pick up handguns.
The break-in and weapons robbery occurred around midnight Monday morning after a succession of alarms at other businesses were triggered starting shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday night.
The first call came in at 11:05 p.m. for burglary of a building, when a door was damaged at BKCW Insurance, located at 2128 E. Bus. 190. Then, four minutes later at 11:09 p.m., came another call from EZ Pawn, located at 1420 East Bus. 190 where another window was damaged.
Those calls were followed by two more at 11:45 and 11:52 p.m., respectively, to Action Pawn at 1120 E. Bus. 190, with $210 in damage to a door handle and a lock, followed by another damaged window at Uptown Liquor, 1202 E. Bus. Highway 190.
The alarm at Kwik Cash located at 401 W. Bus. 190 was triggered at midnight.