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Police: Two male juveniles in custody after second break-in at L. Oppleman

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Two male juveniles are in custody after a second break-in at L. Oppleman early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the call at 909 Main St. in downtown Lynchburg around 2:15 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw two males running from the area. Police say both males were taken into custody without incident and identified as juveniles.

Police say the juveniles were in possession of multiple firearms that were later identified as being stolen from L. Oppleman.

Both juvenile males were charged with following:

  • Juvenile Male 1: Breaking and Entering 18.2-91 and Grand Larceny 18.2-95
  • Juvenile Male 2: Breaking and Entering 18.2-91 and Grand Larceny 18.2-95

Police say as a result of the investigation; it's been determined that this incident is related to the incident that also happened Saturday night at L. Oppleman.

Surveillance video from Saturday's incident shows a suspect wearing dark clothes entering the store and stealing multiple guns before running away.

David Somers, the owner of the shop, says his son called him around 2 a.m. Somers says he and his son watched the surveillance video which showed two people break in.

According to Somers, the two suspects broke the gun case and stole between 30 and 40 handguns.

Juvenile Male 1 was also charged with an additional count of Breaking and Entering 18.2-91, Grand Larceny 18.2-95 and Selling stolen firearms – 18.2-108.01(B).

Both juveniles are being held at the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Home.

The investigation is ongoing.

Both the LPD Criminal Investigations division and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Detective M. B. Taylor at (434) 455-6153 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.

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