Just after 1:30am Friday morning residents at an Alvin apartment complex heard a loud crash. Several went to investigate and saw a pickup truck had backed into the R&G Gun Shop which was in the shopping center next door. Several called Alvin Police. Units immediately responded but were delayed as a slow moving train rolled through town. By the time they arrived the suspect had fled. There was heavy fog in the area at the time as units fanned out looking for the white truck. Moments later a Brazoria County deputy on routine patrol and rolling through Alvin spotted a truck matching the description. When he turned around on him the suspect fled. A chase started down SH 35 to FM 528 in Friendswood. The driver continued east into the fog and attempted to turn into what he thought was a road. That turned out to be a parking lot of an nursing home. He ran through the fence and into an open lot then fled on foot. A perimeter was set up but the suspect was not found. Officers did recover three AR-15’s.
Greg Bell and his father have owned the gun store for eight years. He spent the early hours of the morning cleaning up the glass from where the truck backed in. Cases displayed several pistols. Long weapons lined the walls. The back wall displayed AR-15’s. Yet only three were stolen. Brazoria County also determined the truck had been stolen also.