Firearms stolen in Mason gun store break-in
MASON, Ohio (WKRC) - Firearms were stolen after a break-in at a gun store in Mason early Wednesday.
Officers responded to Firepower Arms and Supply on Reading Road near Tylersville Road just after 2 a.m.
Police said they received a report of a break-in from the store’s alarm company.
When officers arrived, the front window was smashed.
The ATF said 15 firearms were stolen. Investigators haven't said what kind they are.
Surveillance video shows the three suspects approaching the entrance to Firepower Arms and Supply on Reading Road.
A man in gray takes what appears to be a concrete paver and tosses it through the front window. He makes his way through the shattered glass with a second suspect close behind.
The third suspect punches out more of the glass to make for an easier getaway. He then takes off.
A still photo reveals a clear description of the suspects. All three are wearing hoodies. One is in all gray. A second is wearing blue basketball type shorts with a dark hoodie. The third is wearing tight black jeans, a gray hoodie with black sleeves. All are wearing neon green gloves and all appear to be wearing sunglasses.
The video shows the suspects spent only about a minute inside. One is seen carrying out long guns and then sorting them on the sidewalk. The second comes out with a bag, it’s unknown what if anything is inside. All three made their getaway.
Mason police detectives spent several hours processing the crime scene.
It was kind of “déjà vu” for them as it was just six months ago that police were investigating another break in at Firepower Arms and Supply.
Guns were taken but no one was ever arrested.
Police hope the clear images will lead to arrests.
The ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a reward of up to $2,500. Anyone with information is asked to call (800) ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or email ATFTips@atf.gov.