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TX – LAW ENFORCEMENT – Lubbock Police say guns stolen ‘very regularly’ in the Hub City (VIDEO)

LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police reports that from July 2019 to June of 2020, 516 firearms were stolen from cars and trucks in the Hub City. Scott Harmon works in the sales department at Sharp Shooters. He has also been a license to carry instructor for more than 20 years. “I’m surprised it’s not more,” Harmon said about the figure. He said people come into the store, often saying their own guns have been stolen. “People come in on pretty much a regular basis, ‘my gun got stolen out of my car, somebody broke into my home and stole my guns’ things like that,” Harmon said. Lubbock Police Spokesperson, Allison Matherly, said the number of guns being stolen is concerning to the department, and has an impact on their investigations. “We do see them used routinely in other crimes,” Allison said. “As they’re investigating these aggravated assaults, homicides are where we see them a lot.” Matherly said guns are stolen mostly due to ease. “Many people here in Lubbock leave their cars unlocked,” Matherly said. Matherly said the best way to prevent a gun from being stolen is by taking it out of your car. If not, Harmon also suggests a safe. [full article]

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