Burglars break into Wesley Chapel gun store

Posted at 4:40 PM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 01:15:25-04
A Wesley Chapel gun store has apparently been burglarized for a second time since March.
Watch video from the most recent burglary in the player above
The Grey Wolf Armory at 32733 Eiland Blvd. was burglarized March 13 when a suspect entered the store about 3:55 a.m., according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The burglar took several firearms, leaving in a black four-door sedan.

In the first incident, one person broke a hole through the wall, and made it inside.  But the security alarms were triggered, spooking the would-be thief.

The store was hit again Sunday, May 1 during the early morning hours.  The store's owner has reason to believe the same people were involved.

"We reinforced and repaired that area from the first incident, and when they came back, they attacked the same spot they'd previously gained access through." said Jeff Webb, owner of Grey Wolf Armory.
He thinks by using hammers and other tools, the suspects cracked open the new hole Sunday morning within 45 minutes.  The thieves spent most of their time crawling around on their hands and knees, as seen in the surveillance video.  Webb believes this was in an effort to evade motion and heat sensors in the store.  At one point, one of the suspects stood up, which should've triggered the sensor, but somehow it did not activate.
But Webb says watching the video back, what surprises him is what the suspects did not take.

"The intruders appeared to be looking for specific firearms that were on a want list, because the took a $730 AR-15 off the wall, but they left a $2,000 Israeli battle rifle that was right next to it, untouched," Webb said.

Still, the group made off with a total of 25 guns, valued at around $15,000.
Webb is now stepping up store security even further, with new alarms, and reinforcing the busted wall with steel beams.  He's just hoping the thieves are now caught.
If you recognize anything in the video that can help with this investigation, contact the Pasco Co. Sheriff's Office.