Upper Darby, Pa. (WTXF) - Surveillance cameras were rolling as police say four shadowy figures climbed onto the roof at the Double Action Firing Range under the cover of darkness, cut a hole, then dropped in and stole 22 handguns.
"I would think it was well planned out. They knew when to hit. They knew what they were looking for. They got what they looking for and made good their escape," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told FOX 29.
The grainy video was shot at 1:30 a.m. Monday morning as police say the bandits used a battery operated circular saw to cut a hole in the roof. Once inside they smashed open a display case and stole various caliber semi-automatic handguns, which are valued at $15,000 to $18,000.
Customers at the gun shop and range heard all about the break-in. They were upset for the owners and worried about where those stolen guns might end up.
The ATF and FBI have also joined the investigation. There was an alarm system at the range but it failed to activate. Inside surveillance cameras did capture video of the suspects, but it was not released by police.
"When you got this much firepower capable of firing hundreds of rounds of ammunition, all semi- automatics--all brand new--what's next," Superintendent Chitwood added.
Investigators recovered the saw and other evidence at the scene. The evidence was being processed for fingerprints and DNA.