Two suspects arrested following theft of multiple firearms at Dunham's Sports
The initial investigation revealed that a manager at Dunham's was kidnapped at gunpoint and held hostage by two suspects.
Police then say one of the suspects went to Dunham's after hours and took two large, wheeled, coolers and made their way to the firearms section of the store, where they proceeded to steal multiple pistols from display cases and placed them into the coolers.
The suspect then fled the store. The victim was released by the suspects and called 911.
After speaking with the victim, investigators developed two suspects.
Surveillance was initiated on the suspects and during surveillance the two coolers were seen in the trunk of one of their cars.
The suspects were observed carrying the coolers into a residence in Benton Township, at which point, search warrants were executed at multiple locations and two suspects were taken into custody.
Officials say all the stolen pistols, except for one, were successfully recovered.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Benton Township Police Department at 269 925-1135, Crime Stoppers at (574)288-STOP, or via the Benton Township Police Department Facebook page.