(Memphis) Memphis Police say nine “assault” rifles have been stolen from a Walmart store.
The first theft happened January 27 when two rifles were stolen.
Seven others were taken February 11, but police just released the information Thursday.
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It has people worried now that the weapons may be on the streets.
One man who heard about the crimes, Jimmy Bloodsworth, said, “That’s terrible! I’d hate to run into someone that has them.”
Surveillance photos of the suspects were released, and with no shopping carts or bags in sight, people are wondering how they even got the guns out.
“That looks like an inside job or something,” Bloodsworth said while looking at the pictures. “You don’t see any pictures of the guns.”
Following the robberies, Walmart is going to extreme lengths to make sure even more guns don’t disappear. All of the gun cases and the shelves where the ammunition is kept are empty in the Cordova store.
Walmart employees said, following the thefts, all product has been pulled until a full inventory can be taken.
For some, it is raising questions as to whether stores like Walmart should even sell these types of guns.
“I mean, I believe in second amendment rights, but to have guns like that to where they can be stolen and get into the wrong hands…That’s just terrible,” Bloodsworth said.
WREG reached out to the police department to try and get a more specific description of the guns that were stolen, but did not receive a response.
A spokeswoman for Walmart said all of the guns have trigger locks on them that prevent them from being fired.
The Walmart where the thefts occured is located at 577 S. Germantown Parkway.
No arrest has been made.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.
You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous.