2 arrested after vehicle crashes into Lakewood gun store

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Two people were arrested after a vehicle crashed into a gun store early Wednesday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said.

The incident happened before 3 a.m. at The Gun Room at 1595 Carr St., just north of West Colfax Avenue, police said.

Officers did not find the driver or any suspects after arriving at the scene.

It's estimated the vehicle, which was stolen from outside of Lakewood, was going about 45 mph when it crashed through the glass doors, but it was stopped by an interior gate.

The vehicle was abandoned and no weapons were taken in the latest attempted smash-and-grab at metro Denver-area gun stores.

Officers then checked on other gun stores in the city. Police said an officer saw two vehicles drive into the parking lot of Green Mountain Guns at 3355 S. Yarrow St.

A male approached the front of the store and pulled on the front doors, police said. Officers then arrested two people in the vehicles, which had been reported stolen.

The owner said The Gun Room believes it will cost $20,000 to $30,000 to make repairs. He said he has insurance to cover the repair costs and that the store had been hit before.

No injuries were reported.