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Twin brothers arrested in connection to Indy gun store burglary

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 23:27:18-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Twin teenage brothers have been arrested in connection to the burglary of an Indianapolis gun store where a person crashed a car into the side of the building and stole weapons.

According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called around 3 a.m. Jan. 22 on report of a building collapse at 500 Guns in the 3200 block of West 16th Street. Officers said a person driving past the building reported seeing a car drive into the east side of the store. Officers located on car and a large hole in the building.

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On Wednesday, police said IMPD's Crime Gun Intelligence Center investigators used community tips to identify suspects and the two primary suspects were known to police for car thefts. Police said the car that was crashed into the building was stolen.

Police said as part of the investigation, officer searched a residence connected to the brothers and found six guns, marijuana and stolen vehicles. A third individual, a 20-year-old man, who was found in the house at the time of the search was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, police said.

According to police, the brothers are being held in the Marion County Jail on a federal hold pending the filing of federal charges.