Thieves hit two gun shops in county; no guns taken from Affton store

Thieves hit two gun shops in county; no guns taken from Affton store

No guns were stolen during a burglary of an Affton gun shop Friday morning, but an hour later thieves stole more than a dozen guns from another gun shop in the county.

Triple Threat Armory, 9422 Gravois Road, had a window shattered and items stolen at roughly 2:03 a.m. Friday, but an inventory found that no guns were taken, according to an account from the St. Louis County Police Department. About an hour later, gun shop On Target, 590 Vance Road in Valley Park, was burglarized and 15 guns, 14 handguns and a shotgun were stolen. The second gun shop also had its front window shattered.

Police are investigating whether the crimes are linked, police spokesman Officer Benjamin Granda said.

Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded to the burglar alarm triggered at Triple Threat Armory, and officers from the West County Precinct responded in Valley Park. The Bureau of Crimes Against Property is investigating.

The properties were possibly under video surveillance, which could be made public at a later date, police said.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at (636) 529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).