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Authorities are looking for the five suspects who stole 35 firearms and accessories from a Stanton gun store early Sunday morning.
At around 1:35 a.m., a group of five suspects broke into American Sportsman on the 2600 block of Capitol Trail and stole 35 handguns and long guns with firearm accessories like magazines, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said.
Federal authorities say the suspects are described as black males in their early 20s-early 30s, all with slim builds except for one heavy-set suspect who also has a thick beard. One of the slim suspects wears glasses.
"Recovering these firearms as quickly as possible before any additional crimes are committed is a top priority,” Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones said in a statement. “We will continue to work closely with our partners in the Delaware State Police and ask anyone in the community who may know something to please come forward.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Baltimore Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation is giving a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible.
Starquest Shooters on Concord P also said on Facebook post people tried to break in to steal their products, but could not get past the double laminated glass, the bars on the windows, and the security system. No items were stolen.
Delaware State Police told the News Journal/ Delaware Online they responded to the incident.
"LOOTERS SMASHED THE WINDOWS OUT OF OUR STORE (AND MANY OTHER STORES ON 202) LAST NIGHT, BUT THEY COULD NOT GET PAST THE DOUBLE LAMINATED GLASS, THE BARS ON THE WINDOWS, AND THE SECURITY SYSTEM. THE BUILDING WASN'T BREACHED AND NO FIREARMS WERE STOLEN.
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