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Police Track Down Suspects In Gun Store Thefts

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Surveillance video helped police track down thieves accused of stealing several guns from a shop in Castle Rock twice.

The same store was targeted two times in three days. The suspects entered the store though the same window both times but it didn’t take long for officers to catch up with them.

Grainy surveillance video from early Friday morning shows two teens stealing firearms from DCF Guns in Castle Rock. Almost 48 hours later video showed the same thing happening again.

“The point of entry was the same point of entry from the previous incident, and they did take additional firearms this morning. Long guns and handguns were taken,” said Castle Rock Police Sgt. Tim Ratcliff.

After the alarm went off at the store investigators say the teens escaped though the same side window as the first time but didn’t get too far.

“A couple of alert officers located two males walking on the Plum Creek Trail Path,” said Ratcliff.

Officers found out the teens are runaways from out of state living in a stolen car.

“It looks like they may be involved with some other incidents that we haven’t identified yet,” said Ratcliff.

A manager did not want to comment on the arrests but police say the store upgraded security after the first incident.

Because the suspects are juveniles, police are not releasing their names or ages. It will be up to the district attorney to decide if they will be charged as adults.

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