Burglary Attempt at Gun Shop Fails After Pickup Truck Driven Through Front Store Window


UPDATE: An attempted burglary also occurred at Maxon Shooter’s Supplies with significant damage to the store, but no guns were taken. The two gun stores are about a 27 mile trip apart.

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Libertyville police responded to an attempted burglary just after 4:30 am. Tuesday August 23, 2016 after two offenders backed a black or dark-colored pickup truck into the front store window of Just Target Guns, 322 Peterson Road in Libertyville.

Security video shows two individuals wearing masks and backpacks exited the truck and quickly walked around the sales floor before returning to the vehicle. All of the guns in the store were secured, so the offenders were unable to steal any guns.

Knives were accessible in broken display cases and rubble, but none of the knives were reported missing.

The front window of Just Target Guns in Libertyville was immediately boarded up, and repair costs are expected to be about $5,000. Operating under a different name, the Just Target Guns has been located in the shopping center for over 20 years, according to Shanahan. The attempted burglary was first attempt in the six years under new ownership.

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