2 teens accused of breaking in Michigan gun stores, allegedly stole 56 guns

Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 17:53:36-05

(WXYZ) — Two teens are accused of breaking into several gun stores over the course of four months across southeast Michigan and stealing dozens of guns.

According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court earlier this week, 18-year-old Brandon McClure and 19-year-old Daniel Rae have been arrested in the burglaries.

The ATF alleges that three men, including McClure and Rae, broke into "Not Just Guns" in Mason, Mich. on Sept. 3, 2019, stealing one firearm.

The complaint said that two people also tried to break in to the store again on Oct. 3, Nov. 5 and Nov. 20, but were unsuccessful in getting into the store. In the last break-in, they tried to use a shotgun.

After the fourth break-in attempt, the ATF said employees reviewed surveillance video, which the ATF and Ingham County Sheriff's Office reviewed as part of their investigation.

Police believe the suspects are also responsible for a break-in at Patriots Ammo and Arms in Shelby Township on Dec. 1, where 12 firearms were stolen.

Another incident the ATF said they are responsible for happened at Titus Kustoms in Fowlerville on Dec. 11, where they allegedly stole 17 firearms.

On Dec. 14, the ATF said the suspects allegedly broke in to Semper Fi Guns and Ammo in Addison, Mich. and stole around 26 firearms. They were captured on surveillance video.

According to the ATF, the suspects also tried to break into several other gun stores, including ones in Adrian and Charlotte, but were unsuccessful.

In the attempted break-in in Charlotte, on Dec. 18, police caught McClure and a juvenile suspect.

Law enforcement agencies then began conducting surveillance on Rae and McClure, and raided locations they were seen at.

On Dec. 18, police raided several locations they were seen at. Inside, they found latex gloves, price tags for firearms from Patriot Ammo and Arms, 26 price tags from Semper Fi Ammo and Arms and a firearm reported stolen, 26 price tags from Semper Fi Guns and Ammo and 17 price tags from Titus Kustoms, and two handguns reported stolen from Semper Fi.