LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Campbell County Sheriff's Office arrested four juveniles who it says were part of an attempted burglary at Lynchburg Arms & Shooting Range early Monday morning.
Deputies responded to an alarm at the gun shop at 5:06 a.m. and say they saw three people running from the side of the building, as well as two others sitting in a vehicle near the business.
Deputies immediately took the two from the vehicle into custody as they were on the scene of an attempted burglary in a vehicle that was confirmed stolen from Lynchburg, according to the Sheriff's Office. One of the two was later released and not charged.
Authorities then found the other three on the Route 460 bypass eastbound still near the gun shop.
The Sheriff's Office has connected these three, who are all juveniles, to the early morning attempted burglary of Lynchburg Arms.
On July 20, Lynchburg Arms was broken into and numerous handguns and rifles were stolen.
Video surveillance of the incident showed four suspects enter the building and leave with the stolen merchandise.
Thus far, the investigation has resulted in the arrest of four juveniles. Two of these juveniles were allegedly involved in both incidents.
The charges filed against the juveniles include burglary, attempted burglary, grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, wearing a mask in the commission of a felony and possession of burglary tools.
So far, two stolen handguns belonging to Lynchburg Arms have been recovered.
The Sheriff's Office says that the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.