Osage County guns is a Missouri-based firearms store located approximately 45 west of St. Louis just off of Interstate 70. In the early morning on Saturday the 3rd of September, robbers drove a stolen Hyundai sedan through the entrance of the retail store causing not only significant damage but making off with firearms and accessories and getting away before police arrived. Full details on this event as well as future plans for the store reopening are posted below directly from the Osage County Guns website.
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Brief update on the break in that occurred yesterday…
At 1:57 AM a crew of young criminals, likely out of St. Louis, drove a stolen Hyundai through the entrance of our retail store and caused significant damage. They managed to steal firerams and accessories and leave just before police arrived. We’re working to make arrangements for repairs and reopen as soon as possible.
We want to give a big shoutout to everyone that assisted us in securing the building, cleaning up the damage and conducting a full inventory and damage assessment.
We also want to thank the many law enforcement agencies that responded. In total 9 different LE departments were on scene, excluding fire and ATF, within 30 minute of the break in.
A very big thanks to Wright City’s police department. Officers arrived exactly 2 minutes and 45 seconds after the criminals breached our outer doors, missing the thieves by only 45 seconds.
That is incredibly fast once you consider that a 911 call has to be answered, routed, dispatched and then the officer has to travel from his current location to ours.
We are thankful none of our employees or law enforcement were injured in this incident but we are frustrated by the fact that criminals committed this horrible act and were able to get away. That is not the fault of Wright City PD!
We’re working with law enforcement and ATF to try to provide as much evidence as we can including camera footage from dozens of cameras.
At this point in time, Osage County Guns is closed for business and they do not have a strict timeline for reopening the retail store although plans are already underway for making repairs. Their best estimate at this time is that it will be at least a couple of weeks before they can reopen but it could happen sooner or later. Meanwhile, Osage County Guns’ online store remains unaffected and orders should resume shipping within a few days – including firearms.
We do not have a definitive time frame for reopening our retail store but we’re planning on making repairs as fast as possible. We hope to reopen within a few weeks but it could happen sooner. In the mean time our Internet operations will remain unaffected and within a few days we’ll be able to have a setup for picking up online orders at the building and this includes firearms. We just have to get computers back up to be able to run background checks (the car took out all of our checkout computers and the power and networking wiring).
Updates and information regarding this event including the possibility of surveillance footage and more photos of the damage will be posted on the Osage County Guns website after the store confirms that posting these images won’t interfere with the ongoing investigation by law enforcement. For updates, you can visit http://osagecountyguns.com/blog/.
All photos credit: Osage County Guns