Five Teens Break Into Central Florida Gun Store, Steal 18 Guns

By  //  July 31, 2018

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value of guns stolen was $14,580

Five young men from Orange County are facing armed burglary and grand theft charges in a weekend break-in at a DeBary gun store where 18 firearms were stolen. (VCSO Image)

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA – Five young men from Orange County are facing armed burglary and grand theft charges in a weekend break-in at a DeBary gun store where 18 firearms were stolen.

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office were watching when the group arrived at SWUB Tactical located on 36 S. Charles R. Beall Blvd. around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Orange County deputies were conducting surveillance on the group’s stolen Nissan Murano, and had followed it from Orange County to DeBary.

The suspects used bricks to smash their way into SWUB Tactical and then smashed their way into several locked cases containing handguns, shotguns and rifles.

Orange County deputies then followed the group back to Orlando, where they conducted a traffic stop and took all five defendants into custody. Three of them ran from the vehicle but were arrested.

All but one of the stolen firearms were recovered. There were 15 guns recovered from the vehicle in Orlando, one more recovered on one of the defendants, and another one found outside SWUB Tactical. The remaining missing gun was entered as stolen. The total value of the guns taken from the store was $14,580.

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The suspected teens are all facing the same felony charges of armed burglary and grand theft. The following suspects have been identified:

• Jaquez Tuijay Smith, 19, from Mercy Drive, Orlando
• 17-year-old male, from Mercy Drive, Orlando
• 16-year-old male, from Mercy Drive, Orlando
• 15-year-old male, from Mercy Drive, Orlando
• 15-year-old male, from Mercy Drive, Orlando

More charges could be coming from Orange County authorities.

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