Lauderdale Gun Shop Owner Remains in Disbelief After Burglary

Shoals CrimeStoppers

Surveillance Picture of Burglary At White’s Trading Post in Greenhill.

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities continue to search for at least two men involved in a sporting goods store burglary where numerous guns were taken.

While the investigation develops, the store owner remains in disbelief someone would do this to him and he continues to worry about the public’s safety.

As workers replace the front doors on White’s Trading Post in Greenhill, the owner Terry White continues to pick up the shattered pieces of his business.

White said he hasn’t been able to rest knowing there are more than two dozen hand-guns somewhere on the streets after burglars took them.

“They violated our personal life,” White explained. “We worked hard to get this store, and they just destroyed it.”

White said he and his family have a numb feeling when they think about the burglary Thursday morning.

A feeling he said he can’t shake, and he keeps asking himself several questions over and over.

“Nobody knows what their intentions are, what they plan on doing with these guns,” stated White. “Are they going to hurt somebody, rob somebody with them? Are they drug addicts? Why did they pick us to do this to?”

According to White, he plans to deploy more security measures at his store to hopefully at least slow down future burglars until police can arrive.

Lauderdale County authorities are asking the public if they have any information on this burglary to contact the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tip line at 256-386-8685.