Two teen suspects arrested in Zephyrhills gun store smash-and-grab

By Fallon Silcox, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Two suspects in a brazen Zephryhills gun store smash-and-grab burglary have been apprehended. 

One suspect is still at large. 

Zephyrhills police said two suspects have been arrested in the April 9 smash-and-grab burglary at the Sunshine State Armory at 5406 Gall Boulevard. 

In surveillance video from the gun shop, a pickup truck can be seen smashing into the front of the store. Three masked men then ran in, smashed glass cases and took weapons and ammunition. 

Police said they still are not sure how many guns were stolen.

The suspect vehicle was later recovered by Pasco County Sheriff's Office where it was set on fire in a wooded area of 6th Avenue and Airport Road in Zephyrhills. 

On Wednesday, two 17-year-old suspects were arrested. Due to our crime guidelines, Bay News 9 is not naming the under age suspects. Officials said they know who the third suspect is and are actively searching for him. 

Police said a witness came forward after seeing the teens at a home several hours after the robbery with a large duffel bag of guns. Police have not said if any of the stolen guns have been recovered yet. 

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Zephyrhills Police at (813) 780-0050.

There is a $2,500 reward.