Sumter, SC (WLTX) - A gun shop owner released surveillance video to News19 that shows a truck crashing through the store's walls, three suspects getting out, and stealing nine guns according to the owner.
"I've been in business here since 1990 and never has this kind of damage been done," said gun shop owner Tony Ashy. "They busted four cabinets and walked away with three long guns and six handguns."
Ashy has 16 security cameras keeping an eye on his showroom floor. Those cameras captured the crooks in the act from every angle.
"Value of the guns and the damage to the guns is going to be about three to four thousand bucks," said Ashy. "I've got some guns damaged, broken stock, bent barrel. A lot of weight fell on them."
The store is cleaning up inside and boarding up outside to keep remaining guns inside the store safe.
Ashy says ATF contacted him Monday afternoon and was sending agents to collect the serial numbers of the missing weapons in hopes they'll show up down the road.
"I'm not going to be radical about it," said Ashy. "I think the system failed because we don't have enough punishment."