Detectives Working to Identify Three Young Men who Stole Guns from Bass Pro Shops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hermitage Precinct detectives are working to identify three young men who late Tuesday night broke into Bass Pro Shops at Opry Mills Mall and took 8-10 handguns, two rifles, numerous boxes of ammunition, and weapon mounted lasers/flashlights.
The suspects forced entry into the store at 11 p.m. through exit doors near the cash registers. They then kicked in an interior door to gain access to the guns and ammunition. Opry Mills Mall security saw the suspects run to a white Hyundai Sonata bearing Tennessee tag BHL-637. The getaway car was reported stolen Sunday in Memphis.
Several of the empty handgun cases were located today at 4 a.m. in a parking lot at 916 5th Avenue South.
One suspect is a black man who is approximately 5’10” tall. He wore a red Star Wars shirt, orange cap/beanie, and red & white shoes. The second suspect wore a hockey mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, and black pants. He carried a red backpack. The third suspect wore a white and black striped shirt.
Citizens with information on the gun thefts or who recognize the suspects from the attached surveillance photos are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of $6,000 ($5,000 of which is being provided by ATF & the National Shooting Sports Foundation) if the information leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.