SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - A gun store in Searcy was burglarized early Wednesday morning with the thief making off with 19 handguns.

At 2:30 a.m. July 17, officers were called to Ultimate Outdoors at 608 S. Main about an alarm. Officers are looking through surveillance video from the robbery and said the robber appears to be familiar with the store. They described the suspect as standing at around 5 feet tall; the suspect was wearing a white or grey sweatshirt and dark pants with white gloves at the time of the robbery.

When they arrived they say a window had been shattered at the front of the business.

"After the block was thrown through the window, actually waited outside for approximately ten minutes, I guess to test the alarm system," owner, John Key explains.

That is when the man, estimated to be about 5 feet tall, climbed through the window, covered with a hooded sweatshirt, mask and white gloves.

Key says, "Very calm and collected and I want to say very evident that they had been in the store and selected what they needed in the store previously."

The burglar selected 19 handguns and a laptop from the gun shop.

If anyone has information about this burglary contact the Searcy Police Department at 501-268-3531.

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