Pawn shop owner tired of break-ins

Charles Shelton is growing tired of having his pawn shop broken into in West Point.

Posted: Nov 13, 2017 4:56 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2017 7:14 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – The owner of a West Point pawn shop is growing tired of having his store broken into.

On Thursday, November 9, West Point police responded to an alarm call at D&B Pawn Shop.

Charles Shelton

Police say three men were involved in breaking in but only one of them entered the building. The man was able to steal four Hi-Point pistols.

The store’s owner Charles Shelton says this is not the first time his store has been targeted by burglars. He says no matter how many steps he takes to prevent the break-ins, it still happens.

“It’s disheartening. You know you sacrifice all the time to try and make your place better,” he said. “Of course, I learned in my early life that things like this are supposed to happen because it says it in the Bible.”

Shelton says he reported the stolen guns to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He says he will give a reward, but he is not sure of the amount at the time.

If you have any information into this case, you’re asked to contact West Point police at 662-494-1244 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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