Smash-and-grab at South Houston shooting range

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  1. acorneau

    acorneau Well-Known

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    "Thieves got away with several pistols and rifles after a smash-and-grab robbery of a South Houston shooting range early Thursday, police said....

    ... Two young males drove a pickup truck into the side of the business, went in, and took assorted rifles and pistols at roughly 4 in the morning," said Capt. Eddie Martin with the South Houston Police Department."


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  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    not a robbery
     
  3. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Moderator

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    Burglary?
     
  4. V-Tach

    V-Tach Well-Known Forum Sponsor

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    7 minute response will never catch the thieving bastages........

    Security Companies must change the way they handle Gun Shop alarms.....
     
  5. A.Texas.Yankee

    A.Texas.Yankee TGT Addict

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    A reputable alarm company would have notified authorities within 90 seconds of alarm. Response time usually falls onto law enforcement (location of cruisers, etc.). The old adage police show up after the fact is too true.

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  6. V-Tach

    V-Tach Well-Known Forum Sponsor

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    If wrong, please correct me.....

    Typical entry alarm scenario:

    Alarm triggered....30 second delay...time for the owner to disarm the system....if not disarmed it goes off....

    1-2 minutes for the alarm company to call and ask for code word. if no answer or wrong code word....they call authorities....

    Then response from law enforcement....

    Bad guys are leaving or already gone by the time law enforcement is even notified....
     
  7. majormadmax

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    Hence while it is called "smash and grab," it runs along the same lines as a "dine and dash!" :(
     
  8. IXLR8

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    The list of firearm thefts at the bottom of the article is the most complete list I have ever seen. It is worth a look, over 1000 pages!
    The list of locations is also an interesting browse.

    I have never ever heard of the range before but the accompanying data is excellent.
     
  9. craigntx

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    Cool range rapid fire ok
     
  10. shortround

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    Interesting to look at the point of attack.

    Cement Block.

    Single row.

    Truck makes a perfect entry hole.

    No sign of re-bar set in the blocks, or any stand-off barrier.

    Firearms were left in their display cases/racks.

    In every high profile gun store burglary, this has been the case almost every time where the thieves by-pass the front doors. They gain access through the roof or bust through a wall.

    If it is not possible for gun stores to put all their guns in a walk-in safe, then they should be smart enough to hire a Barney Fife and his partner Spot to watch over the premises until opening time.

    Be well.
     

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