3 teens, 6-year-old broke into Wilson store and stole guns, police say

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
EMBED <>More Videos

3 teens charged in Wilson gun theft

WILSON, N.C. -- Wilson police officer say three teens and a 6-year-old were involved in the theft of handguns from a sporting goods store last week.

Police say it happened on July 16 around 2:15 a.m. when the front glass doors were broken at Dunham's Sports on Raleigh Road.

An undisclosed number of handguns were taken from the shop.

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App

According to police, a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds used a stolen 2002 Chevrolet Silverado to break into the store.

The truck had been stolen from a parking lot on Ward Blvd.

Police said surveillance video linked the breaking and entering to the truck theft.

The 16-year-old was charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, larceny of a motor vehicle and four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle. He received a $100,000 secured bond.

Both 14-year-olds were charged as juveniles with the same offenses.

The Wilson Times reports authorities are conferring with prosecutors and juvenile justice officials regarding the 6-year-old.

All of the firearms stolen from Dunham's were recovered.

See breaking news? Tell us about it here.