ZEPHYRHILLS — Police are investigating a gun shop break-in reported over the weekend in which a pickup truck smashed into the front entrance of a store.
The number of stolen weapons was not released. The incident took place about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday when Zephyrhills police officers responded to an alarm at the Sunshine State Armory, 5406 Gall Blvd.
Video surveillance showed a blue Toyota Tacoma barreling into the entrance of the business, followed by three suspects in hooded sweaters. Once inside, they shattered the glass display cases and stuffed firearms in bags. They were gone within 30 seconds, the video showed.
Police later found the pickup, which was set on fire and left burning, in a wooded area near Sixth Avenue and Airport Road.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting with the investigation and has offered a $2,500 reward for any information in this case.
Zephyrhills police asks anyone with information to call (813)780-0050.