Still no arrests in gun shop burglary

October 25, 2017 05:52 PM

GLENVILLE - NewsChannel 13 is continuing to follow a gun theft investigation in Glenville.

As we've been reporting, about 40 pistols and long guns were stolen from Target Sports on Saratoga Road over the weekend.

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Police have been working on the case all night and all day. They are still speaking with people and they are still looking for people they would like to talk to.

No arrests have been made so far.

Police believe that three people were in and out of the store over a period of two hours just after midnight Sunday night. They smashed a window to get inside and smashed open display cases.

Police say they located and seized a car used by the suspects from a street in Schenectady and they're now searching and processing that vehicle.

They described the owner of the car as "semi-cooperative."

There has been some question about the store's alarm system, why it didn't go over and why police weren't called. NewsChannel 13 followed up with the Police Chief Stephen Janik about that again on Wednesday.

"The alarm system is a normal business type alarm system that has motion detectors and also has sensors on the windows and doors. Again, the way that the suspects entered the building, they were able to enter without the alarm on the window going off, because they entered in such a way that it wasn't able to trip. Once inside, there's still some confusion as to why the motion detectors didn't go off," explained Janik.

The chief says they are not pursuing this as an inside job at this point. He says he is very confident that they will be able to name suspects soon. However, he says he's not as confident that they will be able to recover all the stolen weapons.

The investigation continues to progress very rapidly. Trust NewsChannel 13 to bring you the latest developments on and our future newscasts.


WNYT Staff

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