Vehicle crashes into Lakewood gun shop in attempted smash-and-grab

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Suspects tried to ram a vehicle into a gun shop in an attempted smash-and-grab early Monday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said.

The Jeep, which was believed to have been stolen, was stopped by metal posts in front of Green Mountain Guns at 3355 S. Yarrow St. near U.S. 285 and South Wadsworth Boulevard about 4 a.m.

At least two suspects got out of the Jeep, got into another vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

"A red four-by-four Jeep came into the lot with no lights on and it seemed like they used this to ram the front door," witness Shane Ball said. "Smoke everywhere. They pounded it four or five times.

"They really wanted to get in there, but eventually they had to know the police were coming."

The Jeep did not get into the store and no guns were taken. Police have not released a description of the suspects or the second vehicle.

On June 5, police checked on gun stores in the city after an attempted smash-and-grab at The Gun Room.

An officer saw two vehicle drive into the parking lot of Green Mountain Guns. 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.

 

4 a.m. Tried a couple of times. Tried to pry open doors. Gave up. Took off.