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.