FAIRBORN — Fox Shooting Loft experienced a burglary during the morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, resulting in 17 stolen handguns.
The police report stated that officers received a call from a neighbor of the business at 3:40 a.m. in regards to the sounding alarm. Dispatch received a call from the security company at 3:41 a.m., which added that it was receiving additional trips from within the store beginning at 3:38 a.m.
Officers were dispatched at 3:43 and arrived to the scene at 3:45 a.m., where they observed taillights leaving the area and heading toward Interstate-675. One officer was dispatched to check that vehicle, while another pulled into the business and saw damage to the business from a vehicle being driven through the front of the glass doors.
Business Runner and Manager John Duchesne and his wife then arrive to the scene and confirmed that a number of handguns had been stolen from the display case found upon first entering the store.
Video surveillance revealed that the suspect backed the vehicle into the front doors of the store, which struckthe front display case containing the stolen handguns. The suspect then exited the vehicle with a dark-colored duffel bag, placed the merchandise inside the bag, then drove out through the building and headed east on Dayton-Springfield Road.
Duchesne said he observed a red truck pulled along Haddix Road on his way to the business, leading a Clark County Sargeant and deputy to respond to that area and found it unoccupied. The vehicle is a red F-150 that was just stolen from Springfield City on North Belmont Street.
Fox Shooting Loft’s Facebook page stated if anyone had information in regards to the crime, they are urged to contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 937-521-2015.
It wrote in a comment that, “there are a few things that need to happen and be fixed before we reopen, but we are actively working toward that goal.”
“As soon as we know when we’re reopening, we’ll post it … on Facebook,” it added.
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