SOUTH FORSYTH -- Guns were stolen from a south Forsyth gun store and range early Thursday morning after a car was driven into the wall of the building to gain access.
Doug Clayton, owner of Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club, was still going through inventory Friday but told deputies possibly 12-15 pistols and semi-automatic rifles were stolen from the business about 4:30 a.m. Dec. 1.
A blue 2002 Dodge Durango was found backed into the wall and window of the building, with a rifle laying on the ground in front of it “that looked to have been dropped,” according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Clayton told customers in an email that the stolen inventory had not been confirmed.
“None of our customer’s firearms that have been placed here on consignment were taken,” he wrote.
He said this kind of crime can happen to any business.
“We all have to be aware of the need for more security and a heightened awareness of our homes and businesses, especially as the Christmas season is upon us,” he wrote. “We are taking additional measures to increase our security and strengthen our facility in the course of the repairs to the building.”
No suspects have been identified. The incident remains under investigation.
The range has since re-opened for normal hours.