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Police: Men tied up gun shop owner, stole guns

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public's help to identify two suspects who police said tied up a gun shop owner and stole more than 20 guns Wednesday evening. 

Police were called around 6 p.m. Wednesday to B&H Firearms at 419 W. Paulding Road on a report of a robbery there. There, the store's owner told officers that two suspects had tied him up with a USB cord.

The owner was eventually able to free himself and call police, he said.

Police noted in reports that at least 21 guns had been stolen from the shop, including several rifles and a shotgun as well as ammunition.

On Thursday, police released two surveillance photos that appeared to show the suspects.

Neighbors are glad the owner wasn't hurt, but are concerned more violence will happen now that more guns are in the wrong hands. 

"They need to get the guns off the street," said Sherrie Mix. "There's enough guns as it is on the street that shouldn't be on the street, but to have this happen to him, and those extra guns - it's got to stop." 

Anyone able to identify one or both suspects is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department's nonemergency number at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).


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