25-year-old Corey Groves and 23-year-old Kedrick Monger were both charged with burglary and theft worth $20,800 after breaking into Shoot Point Blank. Monger was also charged with convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
On August 3rd, officers responded to a business alarm at Shoot Point Blank, 1740 Century Center Cove. When they arrived they found a door on the north side of the building unlocked and heard glass breaking. The officers discovered that display cases that contained handguns were now empty. They also found a fence in the rear of the business had been cut. The HVAC system and the air duct in the indoor range had also been cut. Footage was reviewed by a Shoot Point Blank representative to exhibit three people entering the business shortly before midnight with a large ax and several bags. They smashed numerous cases, grabbed thirty-one guns, valued at $20,800, and fled toward the interstate. Video was also reviewed for the day before the burglary where two individuals came into the store and were specifically perusing the cases that were stolen from. They had pulled into the store in a dark Dodge Neon with a missing front and rear hub cap.
On August 8th, Officer Liom stopped a 2000 Dodge Neon with an expired temporary tag and identified the driver as Kedrick Monger who they ran through NCIC (National Crime Information Center) and realized his license was suspended. While he was detaining Monger, he noticed the Neon was missing the same hubcaps reported missing from the vehicle in the video. Monger admitted to participating in the casing, burglary of the business, and the theft of the guns.
On August 10th, officers obtained information that Groves was at 2767 Waverly Avenue. He was found, detained, and taken to Appling Farms Station where he identified himself in the video the day prior to the burglary.
Corey Groves was arrested and charged with burglary and theft of property. His bond was set at $30,000.
Kedrick Monger was arrested and charged with burglary, theft of property, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, violation of vehicle registration, driving with a suspended license, and violation of financial law. His bond was set at $20,000.