225 guns stolen from South Carolina shop during hurricane

10/13/16 10:17 AM | by

gun shop looting

Thieves made off with more than 200 guns from a store in Longs, South Carolina, as many in the area took shelter from Hurricane Matthew.

Altogether, about 225 guns were stolen from Five Star Guns and owner Daniel Honeycutt thinks the crime was planned. Honeycutt said a wall filled with AR-style rifles was completely stripped and gun cases were smashed. Shattered glass was scattered throughout the shop and Honeycutt said bleach was poured everywhere.

“I never knew the power, or the wind, would have gotten so hard or else I would have probably been here sleeping when they came,” Honeycutt said.

Authorities are investigating the break-in and while the serial numbers were all well-documented, Honeycutt is concerned about the guns now being in the wrong hands.

In a statement on Facebook, the store has been keeping the public up-to-date: “All firearms have been entered as stolen, please contact the HCPD if you have information. We are still cleaning up and restocking, but feel free to stop by and see us. We appreciate your business and friendship.”

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