Schupbach's Gun Store Robbery Caught on Tape

By: Brian Johnson Email
By: Brian Johnson Email

Sales are looking bright at Schupbach's in Jackson, with customers coming and going constantly.

Everyone's gearing up for the start of firearm dear hunting season.

However, Thursday morning, two burglars, possibly teenagers--police say, broke into the sporting good store around 12:30 a.m.

In security video taken by three camera's in the store, you can see after the suspects throw a brick through the window, there's a flash of light.

"They had to climb like a six-foot barrier beyond [the window] to get into the interior of the store and then they smashed one of the display cases inside the store to get the hand guns," said Deputy Chief John Holda of the Jackson Police Department.

The suspects walked to the back, took what they wanted and left. They were in the store for about a minute.

Police say the two men stole at least five hand guns and two rifle scopes.

"The business is alarmed, so the business is doing what they are supposed to do," said Holda. "It's not like the door was left open or anything. They did have to physically break through the window and climb over a barrier to get into the store."

As the two suspects left the store, a camera get a descent photo of them. You can see the two pictures of the suspects in the slideshow above.

This isn't the first burglary at Schupbach's. In May, a man burglarized the store. Police are still searching for him, and a $2,500 reward remains in place.

WILX News 10 reached out to management and the store owners but they weren't interested in commenting about the breaking and entering.

Folks in Jackson are worried about what the suspects might do with the guns.

"People that are willing to break in and steal them are usually willing to use them, and so that's a little scary," said Phillip Avery, who lives in Vandercook Lake.

A scary thought, but police hope someone will recognize these two and come forward with the information so they can arrest the criminals.

If you have any tips about the burglary contact the Jackson Police Department at 517-788-4100. You can leave an anonymous tip if you prefer.


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