Gun shop burglarized again
Published 5:56 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Police are investigating a commercial burglary that happened early Wednesday at CE Tactical.
A business alarm was received by Emergency Communications at 2:38 a.m., according to a city press release. Preliminary investigation found that a door to the business, in the 1200 block of Holland Road, was damaged.
Several weapons were stolen, and a full inventory is under way. Police released surveillance footage and still photos. The surveillance video shows two people running into the store and jumping a counter, with their heads and faces covered.
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This is the second burglary for CE Tactical in less than two months. Early on the morning of Aug. 26, burglars drove an SUV through the front doors of the store. Police made four arrests in that burglary, in which 17 handguns were stolen. The store said on Facebook that new security measures had been put in place following the last burglary.
Maleek Wilson, 18, of Norfolk, and Elijah Hicks, 18, of Virginia Beach, were charged in that burglary, as well as a 17-year-old from Norfolk and a 15-year-old from Virginia Beach.
Wilson is due in court Friday, while Hicks has his next court date on Monday.
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