11- and 14-year-old brothers stole 22 guns from Florida store, police say

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Two children have been charged in Florida after police said they burglarized a business, stealing 22 guns along with ammunition and magazines.

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In a news conference Wednesday, Cape Coral police said that officers were called to a commercial burglary at approximately 3 a.m. at Guns 4 Less.

Police arrested an 11-year-old and 14-year-old who they said were found near the store.

“Both juveniles ran from the business, armed with multiple handguns, ammunition, magazines and long guns,” Sgt. Julie Green, Cape Coral Police Department public information officer, said at the news conference.

Press conference with Public Affairs Officer , Master Sergeant Green.

Posted by Cape Coral Police Department on Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Officers said the two boys were carrying so much that they were forced to drop most of what they stole before running in different directions.

Police said that their preliminary investigation shows the boys cut power to the business before breaking in through the back, smashing display cases and stealing 22 guns and rifles, along with magazines and ammunition, WFTX reported.

Police said in the news conference that the 14-year-old was currently on probation for robbery with a weapon.

Police told WINK that all of the weapons have been accounted for.