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11-year-old arrested in gun store burglary faces new charges

By CJ HADDAD - | Jul 1, 2022

A Cape Coral youth recently arrested in the burglary of a local gun store alongside his older brother is facing additional charges.

The Cape Coral Police Department Property Crimes Unit contacted the 11-year-old at his residence on Thursday following his release from the Juvenile Assessment Center Wednesday.

CCPD stated its investigation revealed that the juvenile confessed to more than 16 vehicle burglaries between the area of Country Club Boulevard and Everest Parkway prior to the Guns4Less robbery on June 8.

CCPD has charged the 11-year-old with 16 counts of a burglary of a conveyance, one count of grand theft between $750 and $5,000, and three counts of petty theft.

The boy was subsequently transported back to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

In the June 8 incident, CCPD officials said the brothers pried open the back door to Guns 4 Less on Del Prado Boulevard with burglary tools around 3 a.m. Police said they then smashed all of the cases and left with multiple handguns, ammunition, magazines, and long guns. Thanks to real-time security footage, police were able to respond to the store quickly and took the brothers into custody.

In total, 22 guns were taken, along with ammunition, rounds, and magazines. All of the stolen items were accounted for and recovered.