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Thieves Use Stolen Cement Truck To Rob Gun Store

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) - Police say more than a dozen handguns were stolen from a gun store in Lakewood after a smash and grab early Tuesday morning. It happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. at Green Mountain Guns, located on the 3300 block of South Yarrow Street near the intersection of Highway 285 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

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The suspects apparently used a stolen cement truck out of Arvada to break into the store and officers found it running at the scene when they arrived. The thieves attached cables to the bumper to pull out the front glass of the shop, according to police. The entrance to the store is protected by concrete barriers.

"This is very concerning, this particular gun store did everything right in terms of fortifying the front of their store and they were still burglarized. so these criminals obviously have no hesitation in doing these sorts of things," said Lakewood Police Officer Mark Reeves.

The store has been the target of thieves in the past.

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