Updated Dec. 1 with an updated amount of merchandise stolen.
An archery store in Lewisville was burglarized in the early hours of Black Friday, with thieves stealing anywhere from $35,000-$40,000 worth of bows and other archery equipment, one of the store's owners said Sunday.
All Star Archery & Marine North, located at 1025 N. Mill Street, was burglarized around 6 a.m. Friday morning, police said. Nobody was at the store when the police arrived, and they had to call the shop's owner to assess the worth of the stolen items.
Kelly Blackall, who handles All Star Archery & Marine's social media accounts and advertising, told WFAA Sunday that the burglars took 35 compound bows. Those 35 bows were a combination of Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, PSE and Mission brands.
"They were in the store for about six minutes, and then someone took them," Blackall said. "It's been a hard pill to swallow just before Christmas, but the good thing is that the community has really rallied together to help, and we've even had one person say that they're more likely to shop with us and support local businesses because of it."
Blackall said that All Star Archery & Marine will be posting the serial numbers this week of the items stolen so that people can be on the lookout for stolen goods on sites like eBay and Craigslist.
This is an ongoing story and will be updated.
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