CHAMPAIGN — An overnight burglary has people nervous, especially after hearing what the suspects got their hands on. Nearly two dozen guns were stolen early this morning from the Rural King off Marketview Drive. WCIA 3’s Jeff Wagner tells us that this is not the first time this store was robbed.
Last night, our Crime Watch was about a burglary that happened at Rural King last month. The suspects broke in and stole an AR-15 rifle. Add that to the 23 guns stolen last night, and you can understand why these particular crimes have people worried.
“I think it’s going to be more robberies, more people getting shot now….terrified to even hear that type of behavior happened,” said Champaign’s Michael Hoskins. His reaction sounded like several others we heard after telling people about that smash-and-grab burglary. Read more and watch a video.
Too bad they decided to hit a relatively new outlet in town that has been pretty firearm-owner friendly and didn’t shy away from marketing politically incorrect firearms. Conditioning the likely marksmanship skills of the culprits, we hope not much damage will be done to their intended victims. Innocent bystanders are a different story.