Glenville police follow several leads in gun shop break-in
October 24, 2017 06:45 PM
GLENVILLE - Investigators tell NewsChannel 13 they have several leads, but have not made any arrests after a break-in at a gun shop in Glenville.
Glenville police were joined by state police and ATF to give NewsChannel 13 an update on this case.
They moved on this case very quickly and they've been working through the night. They have interviewed several people of interest in this case. They've also located the car they're looking for and seized it.
The burglars smashed a window at Target Sports on Saratoga Road in Glenville to get in, sometime between midnight Sunday night and 2:30 a.m., then smashed open display cases and took different firearms, including pistols and long guns.
Police believe the suspects got away in a car with about 40 firearms or more.
The storeowner tells NewsChannel 13 that he's doing a full inventory to figure out exactly what's missing – make, model and serial numbers.
Authorities say the State Police Forensics Team has a great deal of evidence to work with at the scene.
"I would like to say that I do not believe anyone in the town of Glenville or surrounding areas is in any danger at this time. It is most likely that these weapons weren't being stolen for personal use, rather just to move and I don't believe that there's any threat to the local area," noted Chief Stephen Janik with Glenville Police Department.
Police are working quickly to recover the weapons.
"That's part of the reason why we've got to look into the backgrounds and try and figure out where they are, but ultimately until those people have been found and we make the connections, we have no idea where they are. So that's why we have to cover all the bases and be as thorough as we possibly can to make sure that doesn't get outside of the area as best we can," added Lt. Robert Appleton with New York State Police.
"So the best case scenario in this case would be to find the suspects, find out where the weapons are, recover the weapons and make a good arrest," explained Janik.
The chief says that they located the car on a street in Schenectady and that they're also talking to its registered owner.
Updated: October 24, 2017 06:45 PM
Created: October 24, 2017 12:57 PM
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