Gun shop owner fears handguns stolen from his business will be used for evil

Jerry's Gun Shop

Update, April 27th, 2:45 p.m.

The Saginaw County Sheriff and prosecutor will detail the latest on the investigation Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

Update, April 27th, 12:20 p.m.

Sheriff William Federspiel says the suspect from this robbery may also be a suspect in a homicide and in several other robberies. NBC25 is continuing to investigate and will have more details as it becomes available.

Update, April 26th, 11:45 a.m.

Gerald Richmond tells NBC25 an arrest has been made in connection to the gun theft. NBC25's Dan Armstrong is speaking with Mr. Richmond now and will have more details as it becomes available.

Update, Sunday April 24, 2011

Saginaw County Undersheriff Robert Karl says the investigation continues into who stole guns from Jerry TMs Gun Shop in Chesaning Township early Saturday morning.

Shop owner Gerald Richmond says the thief should know he or she is lucky they weren TMt caught in the act.

If I would have interrupted him, he would have known, because I have another gun. I have two I keep in the house in case something like this happens."

Richmond says he plans to buy a new high tech surveillance system to make sure this doesn TMt happen again.

Original Story, Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Saginaw County Sheriff is asking for help finding the crook who robbed a local gun shop. It happened early Saturday morning at Jerry TMs Gun Shop at 13500 Amman Rd. in Chesaning Township.

The owner says someone stole three handguns, cash, and ammunition.

I feel like someone hit me with a truck, said Gerald Richmond, who has owned the rural gun shop for decades. He could use those guns to hold someone up, or shoot someone.

Richmond hopes someone calls in a tip that helps find the person who stole from him.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering up to $2000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with information should contact the Saginaw County Sheriff Department at 989-790-5446 or the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS.