MOORESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - An unknown number of guns were stolen from a shooting range in Mooresville, according to police.
The break-in happened at approximately 2:45 on Friday morning at the Point Blank Shooting Range on River Road. Police say bricks were used to break glass in the front door.
The guns were taken from a glass case in the retail showroom.
“The case was broken, glass was broken, and they were able to retrieve some of those weapons," said Deputy Chief Gerald Childress said.
Managers at Point Blank have been doing an inventory to determine how many guns may have been taken.
Mooresville Police responded to an alarm call at the range, and a witness was able to provide a description of the car as it left.
“As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled, on 77 South towards Huntersville," Childress said.
Police pursued the car towards Charlotte on I-77 but then cancelled the pursuit.
Along the way, police say the suspects threw three shotguns out of the window of the car. Those guns were recovered by police.
The car was abandoned in an apartment complex parking lot in Charlotte, and is now in the possession of police.
Deputy Chief Childress said that investigators had “some pretty significant leads,” and hoped to be able to make arrests in the case.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mooresville Police at 704-664-3311.