More than 100 handguns were stolen from Dunham’s Sports, a store located near Benton Harbor, southwestern Michigan, in a daring heist that involved the store manager being held at gunpoint outside his home. The manager was forced to reveal the alarm’s deactivation code, leading to the theft, according to authorities.
Two suspects were arrested last Friday, one day after the incident, and the stolen guns have been recovered, as reported by a federal agent in a court filing.
Mallorie Campbell, representing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, disclosed that the Dunham’s manager reported being confronted on Thursday night, where he was blindfolded and taken to the rear seat of a car. During this ordeal, one of the individuals held a gun to his head and compelled him to disclose the alarm passcode for the store.
Store surveillance footage captured one of the suspects disabling the alarm system and placing 123 handguns into two coolers, Campbell added.
Investigations identified a suspect after an attempt was made to transfer money from the manager’s bank account via a cash app.
The arrested individuals are brothers, and they have admitted to their roles in interviews with investigators. The complaint against them includes charges related to gun theft and other crimes. U.S. Attorney Mark Totten is scheduled to discuss the case at a news conference.