Weapons stolen in smash-and-grab at Arvada gun store

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ARVADA, Colo. -- Thieves rammed a vehicle into a gun store in Arvada early Sunday morning and got away with an unknown number of weapons, the Arvada Police Department said.

It happened about 2:30 a.m. at Westminster Arms at 6785 Wadsworth Blvd. Workers spent much of Sunday going through the store, taking inventory.

A stolen vehicle was found in a nearby parking lot and police are investigating whether it was involved in the robbery.

Police aren't saying how many weapons were stolen, but it's the latest in a number of smash-and-grabs that have occurred over the past year in the metro Denver area.

Robberies at gun dealers hit a 10-year high last year with 273 stolen weapons ending up on the streets.

Investigators are hoping the sophisticated security system at the store will be a big help in finding the thieves.

No description of the suspects has been released. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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