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Police Release Photos Showing Thieves Stealing Rifles

DENVER (CBS4) - Police in Denver have released more information about their investigation into the theft of rifles from Bass Pro Shops on Thursday.

Police responded to The Shops At Northfield Stapleton in Denver when an alarm went off just after 2:30 a.m. A door was smashed in by two suspects, who got away.

Police now say the suspects are believed to be white or Hispanic males who were wearing large backpacks. A tall suspect was wearing green camouflage pants. They may be associated with a newer model Silver Hyundai Elantra or Ford Focus.

On Friday police also released grainy surveillance images from the crime.

In the hours after the theft, police said ropes surrounding a gun section were cut and five firearms were stolen, including four hunting rifles and a shotgun. They also made off with bags of merchandise.

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Brazen gun burglaries have been taking place around the country. One in Houston got national attention. Then what appeared to be a copycat case happened in northern California with thieves pulling off the burglar bars with a vehicle in order to get inside and take off with the firearms.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting in the investigation.

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