|Scene of stolen guns at Helena Walmart (source)|
On the day after Christmas, thieves entered the Walmart store in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas (Walmart's home state), while the store was closed for business. There they smashed a display case with a hammer and stole four guns, as well as some electronic goods, and fled.
The article does not state what kind of guns were stolen. Walmart sells assault rifles and hunting rifles.
From an article and news video:
Police report several guns were taken as well as a number of iPods, iPads and iPhones.
The store, on Shelia Street in Helena-West Helena, is usually opened 24-hours but it was closed Christmas and wasn’t scheduled to re-open till 9 a.m. the following day.
It’s believed the break-in happened just after 2:00 a.m. on the 26th.
Eli Moore, who shops at the Walmart regularly, is very concerned even though the burglary happened while the store was closed.
“I come out here and shop at Walmart all the time, you know. My wife told me, ‘you don’t need to go out there at night.’ So, with this happening here it’s got me scared to come out here now,” said Eli Moore.
According to Helena-West Helena Police, a glass display case in the sporting goods section was smashed and four guns were taken.
In the electronics section two cases were broken, and police reportedly found a hammer and drops of blood near the shattered glass.
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