Police arrest two teens suspected of stealing guns from Lynnwood gun store

VIDEO: Teens target gun store

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Two teens suspected of stealing guns from a gun store were arrested by police in Lynnwood on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the teens walked into Lynwood Gun around 3:30 p.m., grabbed several handguns behind a display counter while employees were assisting other customers and immediately fled on foot.

Lynnwood Gun is located in the 20800 block of Hwy 99.

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A store employee chased the suspects and eventually confronted them, but the suspects dropped the stolen handguns and continued to flee on foot.

Responding officers were notified by a passerby of two subjects hiding near a dumpster at a nearby business.

The pair of suspects were found hiding by the dumpster trying to change their clothes and were taken into custody, police said.

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“Both were positively identified as the suspects who stole the handguns from the store by witnesses. Investigation at the scene revealed a total of three handguns were stolen by the suspects and all three firearms were recovered,” Lynnwood Police said in a news release.

The suspects were identified by investigators as 16-year-old males and were arrested on firearm charges including: theft of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and unlawful possession of a stolen firearm.

“Both juveniles had extensive criminal history to include assault 2, unlawful possession of a firearm and robbery,” police said.

Lynwood police received support from officers with the Edmonds and Everett police department's in their search for the suspects.