1 in custody for Bass Pro Shops burglary; 2 suspects, guns still missing
MACON, Ga. -- One man has been arrested after several rifles and boxes of ammunition were stolen from the Bass Pro Shop at 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. in Macon on Tuesday.
19-year-old Tylaun Mullins was taken into custody after officers found him with two stolen guns. He's in jail charged with one count of burglary.
Bibb County Sheriff's Office says that deputies responded to the store around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and discovered an open window and a glass plane along with a rifle on the ground. There was also blood on the widow panel as well as hand prints on the window.
Inside the store, deputies found several boxes of boots, a box of ammunition on the floor and three rifles on the floor. There were also two rifles leaning on the side of a damaged security bar.
Security footage showed two vehicles heading into the parking lot just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the report. A man with a backwards hat tried to enter through the front door, then walked to the side of the store where the broken window was located.
The footage also showed three men taking rifles, who who was wearing a red hoodie, black shorts and a wrapped-up right hand going to the ammunition aisle and filling a bag with boxes of ammunition.
The deputies learned that an alarm call was sent out Tuesday night, but after checking the store and finding no signs of entry, the responding deputy and store manager left. The report says that this was because the window the suspects used to break into the store was high up and had a clean break with no visible glass around it.
According to the report, deputies talked with one employee who felt they had possibly chatted with the suspects before the store closed.
A media release from the sheriff's office confirms that a total of nine guns were stolen.
After seeing the footage, officials were able to identify one of the suspects as Mullins, the release says. He was taken into custody and two of the stolen firearms were found with him.
Mullins is being held in jail with no bond, according to the release.
The sheriff's office is still investigating the burglary. Anyone with information can call them at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.