Firearms stolen from Pittston Twp. arms dealer

Police are investigating an apparent burglary at Advanced Arms, seen here in a file photo from the store’s website. The firearms dealer is located on South Township Boulevard in Pittston Township. - Advanced Arms website
People work to repair security camera outside of the Advanced Arms shop on the Pittston-by-pass Tuesday afternoon. - Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

PITTSTON TWP. — State police at Wyoming are investigating a burglary at Advanced Arms LLC, a firearms dealer on South Township Boulevard, known as the Pittston By-Pass.

Multiple firearms were stolen from the store, state police said.

State police said multiple people forced their way inside the store at about 11:30 p.m. Monday and sped away in a light colored sport utility vehicle.

A board covered a shattered front window at the store.

Owners Chris and Mary Scoda could not be immediately reached for comment.

A message on the store’s website stated: “Due to unforeseen circumstances and vandalism, we will be closed for a few days for repairs. We anticipate reopening before the week expires. Our apology for any inconvenience and your patience would be greatly appreciated.”

A similar message was heard when a reporter called the store Tuesday.

Police are investigating an apparent burglary at Advanced Arms, seen here in a file photo from the store’s website. The firearms dealer is located on South Township Boulevard in Pittston Township.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Advanced-Arms.jpgPolice are investigating an apparent burglary at Advanced Arms, seen here in a file photo from the store’s website. The firearms dealer is located on South Township Boulevard in Pittston Township. Advanced Arms website

People work to repair security camera outside of the Advanced Arms shop on the Pittston-by-pass Tuesday afternoon.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_TTL032118Advanced-Arms1.jpgPeople work to repair security camera outside of the Advanced Arms shop on the Pittston-by-pass Tuesday afternoon. Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch