SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- In an early morning break-in, three fast-moving burglars hit a Montgomery County pawn shop and got away with dozens of guns.
The burglary happened at Top Gun Pawn on Rayford Road in Spring. In an alert that went out to law enforcement later Wednesday morning, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office revealed that 27 guns were stolen.
According to the sheriff's office, three people, who were dressed in white with their faces covered, broke in and went straight to the gun area in the shop. The sheriff's office released photographs of the suspects and their vehicle, a white Chrysler 300 with black rims. One suspect had the word "Hoodrich" on the front and back of his hoodie.
"We took every precaution. Everything is safe and secure here, including all of our loans. Hopefully, they'll be brought to justice quickly," the pawn shop manager, Aarren Snowney, told ABC13.
Thom Bolsch, the owner of a nearby gun range, Saddle River Range, in Conroe, was notified about the burglary soon after it happened.
"(Law enforcement officers) know these rings don't just hit once. If they're successful, they'll go hit another place," Bolsch, who is a retired U.S. Secret Service agent, said.
Bolsch said the alert is a reminder to gun stores to check security systems. His business has 61 cameras, motion detectors, armor coating on all glass, and a flash fog system that fills the store with fog if breached.
Guns that are worth $400 can go for four times that on the streets, according to Bolsch. Two dozen guns, that are unaccounted for, is concerning.
"The key is to secure your guns. Make sure very little, if any, get out, in a break-in and just take the necessary precautions because when the guns are on the street, that's when the problem comes."
Anyone with information on the suspects or the vehicle is asked to contact the Montgomery Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5800, option 3 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #23A232846.