A series of gun shop burglaries in Colorado has resulted in the arrests of nearly 20 people by federal authorities. (Image source: YellowMaps.com)
Colorado gun shop owners are breathing a bit easier today. It looks as if police are close to resolving who is responsible for a string of gun store burglaries we first told you about here in Liberty Park Press back in June.
According to two Denver TV stations, KMGH and KUSA, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has taken into custody 17 people, all suspected of being involved in the various burglaries which, say the feds, resulted in the thefts of some 400 firearms in the state just within the first nine months of 2017.
KUSA reports the people arrested are as young as 18, and at least two of them came from out of state.
Among those arrested, three men, Darnell Hudgens and Kendall Crockett, both 23, and Giavanni Miles, 21, are facing a number of federal charges in relation to thefts at a suburban Denver Cabela’s, according to KUSA, and that TV station also added a pair of men from Colorado Springs are suspected of involvement in a gun store burglary in that area back in July.
All of the people arrested could face anywhere from 5-10 years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000 per count.