BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Thieves stole multiple firearms from Bowie Outfitters on Perkins Road early Tuesday morning. Police expressed concern over the fact that this theft could lead to more guns on the streets of Baton Rouge.
Investigators say surveillance video shows three masked men pry their way into the business. The thieves broke a glass display case and stole multiple handguns before leaving in what police described as a light colored SUV, possibly a silver Jeep Liberty.
"The individuals that committed this crime will take those guns and sell them on the street to other individuals who will commit crimes,” said Cpl. L'jean McKneely with BRPD. "With handguns, we take this incident very seriously because there are an excess of handguns out there on the street."
Police did not make the surveillance video available.
If anyone has any information, investigators urge them to contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.