ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County detectives have made one arrest and have obtained warrants for two additional people who were allegedly involved in the burglary of an Englewood area pawn shop last week.
On Tuesday, February 4, deputies responded to Kings Pawn shop, located at 2485 South McCall Road, and found that the front window of the business had been smashed out. A display case inside the business had also been smashed and several firearms taken.
Security video from the store showed several suspects dressed in hooded shirts and other concealing garments enter the store.
Following up on several leads, detectives gathered sufficient information to arrest a 17-year-old on charges of Burglary of a Structure while Armed, Committing a Felony While Wearing a Hood, four counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm, Petit Theft and Resisting an Officer Without Violence.
At one point during the investigation, detectives met with the teen and they saw a photo on his phone of a rifle similar to one of the guns that was stolen.
When detectives met with the teen and his parent on Monday, he allegedly became combative, resisting the detective’s efforts to place him under arrest. He was taken into custody and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. After being booked, he was turned over to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
According to the arrest report, the teen allegedly participated in the burglary along with two other people. Warrants have been obtained for those individuals with similar charges for each.