Nearly three dozen firearms were stolen from a Chantilly gun store over the weekend, and the break-in was captured on surveillance video, Fairfax County police said Monday.
Officers responded to a burglary alarm at the 50 West Armory in the 13900 block of Metrotech Drive early Saturday morning, police said.
Police declined to say what types of guns were stolen, but they said there were 35 in total worth over $19,000. The suspects were able to enter the store by forcing open the front door.
Three men were seen on surveillance video, but police did not immediately release images or the video. They are described as:
• A black male, about 22 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and about 190 to 210 pounds. He had dreadlocks and was wearing a dark blue jacket.
• A black male, about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, and about 165 to 185 pounds. He was wearing a dark jacket with a silver stripe down the sleeves, jeans, black shoes, and light-colored gloves.
• A black male, about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, and about 150 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans, black shoes, and light-colored gloves.
Fairfax County police said they do not know whether the burglary in Chantilly is connected to another at a Rockville gun store on Thursday. In that case, two thieves stole more than 30 guns from the United Gun Shop on Randolph Road.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637), or by calling 1-866-411-8477.