Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Police Beat / Burglars hit Chesapeake Guns in Stevensville; nearly two dozen handguns and rifles stolen

BURGLARY at CHESAPEAKE GUNS

INCIDENT: Burglary & Theft over $1000
DATE / TIME: 12/15/2015 @ 0550 Hours
LOCATION: 208 Island Plaza Court, Stevensville

Chespeake Guns burglars nabbed nearly two dozen rifles and handguns in Stevensville heist 121915 Photos courtesy of a 1950's era security system.

Chesapeake Guns burglars stole nearly two dozen rifles and handguns in Stevensville heist 121515 Photos courtesy of a 1950’s era security system.

(Editor’s Note:) Gun shops must be required to provide security cameras that will provide hi-tech images and to be required to install all guns in a safe at night.

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STEVENSVILLE, MD. — Queen Anne’s County Sherriff Gary Hofmann reports that the alarm at Chesapeake Guns was set off with a deputy responding arriving within 10 minutes. The owner also had been notified and responded, meeting with the deputy on the scene. It was believed that the business was secure and that it was a false alarm.

Later in the morning the co-owner arrived to open and observed drywall and insulation on the floor and called the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office. It was discovered at that time that a neighboring vacant unit had been burglarized and that entry into the gun shop was made thru the wall.

Once inside 6-8 long guns and 6-8 handguns were taken from display cases. A review of security recordings reveals that two subjects in light colored clothing with hoods and gloves taking the weapons and quickly exiting back thru the hole in the wall.

The store has not completed their inventory at this time; however, police say that it is verified that two of the guns were a 12 Gauge Mossberg pump and a Browning 9mm handgun.

Anyone with information or who may have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area is urged to call the Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit at (410) 758-0770. Tips can also be emailed to sheriff-info@qac.org or PM the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

DEPUTY: Detective Maria Bassaro & Det. Amelia VanSant

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