Multiple 12-gauge shotguns, rifles stolen from NC Bass Pro Shops

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - Police in Concord are investigating after thousands of dollars in firearms were stolen from Bass Pro Shops at the Concord Mills Mall.

The burglary happened sometime before 5 a.m. Thursday. According to the police report, three 12-gauge shotguns and five rifles were stolen after someone smashed a store window to get inside.

The stolen items and damage were valued at a total of $5,099.92.

Pete Franzese with the City of Concord said that officers think they have identified one of the suspects responsible, but no arrests have been made.

Gerod King with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed that his agency is assisting in the investigation.

Some people outside of the store Thursday night were alarmed to hear about the situation.

"It really does surprise me that anybody would take a chance on getting in there," said customer Barry Hardin. "Kinda sounds like somebody might've spent the night in the store to me."

Anyone with information about the burglary or the stolen firearms should call the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000.

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