LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Lakeland police are asking for help identifying the thieves who broke into a gun store and stole 40 firearms, including 10 semi-automatic rifles.
Investigators say the suspects broke out a window and burglar bars at Titan Arms, located at 5711 S. Florida Ave. around 2:55 a.m. on Sunday. The burglars quickly removed 30 handguns and 10 semi-automatic rifles and then took off.
Witnesses told police three black males were in a vehicle and got out to steal the guns while a driver waited.
Surveillance cameras at nearby businesses recorded the vehicle, a 2009 to 2014 gray Ford F-150, extended cab pickup that had chrome wheels, bumpers and a horizontal slat-style grill with a black Tonneau bed cover.
Anyone who has any information about this theft of firearms is urged to contact Detective Robert Berganza at 863-298-6200. Or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed! www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.