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Four more guns recovered from Great Texas Gun Co. theft

POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 4:34pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 3:25pm

BRYAN -- It's been more than seven months since five men broke into the Great Texas Gun Company in Bryan and stole 80 guns.

Since then investigators have continued to look for clues that may lead to some arrests and as Lauren Holman shows us tonight, the Sheriff's office may be one step closer to finding the men responsible.

In less than two minutes as many as five men stole 80 guns back in December from the Great Texas Gun Company.

A few weeks after the burglary, investigators recovered one of the weapons all the way in Reno, Nevada.

The case has remained cold until now.

Seven months after the burglary, investigators have made a break in the case locating four of the missing 80 weapons in Nueces County.

The first gun was found during a routine traffic stop in Robstown and then a few weeks later Corpus Christi police recovered another one of the missing weapons during a disturbance call.

The last two missing guns were found on July 6 after police got a call about some suspicious activity.

"There were five arrests made in that case and they recovered a significant amount of drugs and the two handguns stolen from Brazos County,"said Sheriff Chris Kirk.

Kirk tells us that each individual arrested has an extensive criminal records, which was William Farris', owner of the Great Texas Gun Company, worst nightmare.

"What has happened to the firearms is exactly what I feared," said Farris. "They're being recovered in drug raids and police operations."

And while Farris is glad five have been recovered so far, there's still 75 remaining weapons out on the streets but Sheriff Kirk tells us the recent break in the case has given investigators a lot to work with.

The most obvious clue here is that Corpus Christi and Robstown, Nueces County are where four of the 80 guns were found so we're definitely focusing our efforts down there until our trails lead us elsewhere."


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