30 handguns, 10 rifles stolen from Polk gun shop

Image 1 of 2

Polk County deputies are investigating the theft of 30 handguns and 10 semi-automatic rifles of various styles.

Officials say the theft occurred at Titan Arms on South Florida Avenue in unincorporated Lakeland just before 3 a.m. Sunday.  The suspects broke out a window and burglar bars, grabbed the firearms, and fled.

Witnesses say they saw three black males exit a vehicle and remove the weapons, while the driver remained in the car.

The car believed to be involved in the theft was captured on video surveillance taken from a nearby business. The video shows what deputies believe is the gray 2009 to 2014 Ford 150 extended-cab pickup. They say the truck has chrome wheels, bumpers and a horizontal slat style grill with a black tonneau bed cover.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Robert Berganza at 863-298-6200. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).