We are working to complete repairs to the interior of the store. We are hoping to re-open in approximately two weeks (around 10/1/22) and we will post additional information here as we get closer.
The ATF is offering a $7,500 reward and we are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals involved in the robbery of our store. Tips should be reported to the ATF and additional information about the process is available on the ATF website.
Brief update on the break in that occurred yesterday...
At 1:57 AM a crew of young criminals, likely out of St. Louis, drove a stolen Hyundai through the entrance of our retail store and caused significant damage. They managed to steal firerams and accessories and leave just before police arrived. We're working to make arrangements for repairs and reopen as soon as possible.
We want to give a big shoutout to everyone that assisted us in securing the building, cleaning up the damage and conducting a full inventory and damage assessment.
We also want to thank the many law enforcement agencies that responded. In total 9 different LE departments were on scene, excluding fire and ATF, within 30 minute of the break in.
A very big thanks to Wright City's police department. Officers arrived exactly 2 minutes and 45 seconds after the criminals breached our outer doors, missing the thieves by only 45 seconds.
That is incredibly fast once you consider that a 911 call has to be answered, routed, dispatched and then the officer has to travel from his current location to ours.
We are thankful none of our employees or law enforcement were injured in this incident but we are frustrated by the fact that criminals committed this horrible act and were able to get away. That is not the fault of Wright City PD!
We're working with law enforcement and ATF to try to provide as much evidence as we can including camera footage from dozens of cameras.
Retail reopening information
We do not have a definitive time frame for reopening our retail store but we're planning on making repairs as fast as possible. We hope to reopen within a few weeks but it could happen sooner. In the mean time our Internet operations will remain unaffected and within a few days we'll be able to have a setup for picking up online orders at the building and this includes firearms. We just have to get computers back up to be able to run background checks (the car took out all of our checkout computers and the power and networking wiring).
We will post additional updates here and on our website and we'll post some photos of the damage and possibly surveillance footage after we've discussed this with LE to ensure it won't impact their investigation.