Castle Rock investigators recover guns stolen by juvenile

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- The Castle Rock Police Department has recovered several handguns stolen from a store last week.

Video posted by the management of DCF Guns showed a young man putting a handgun in the front of his waistband.

The store's owner contacted police on Friday to report the theft, which happened while clerks' backs were turned. The store said two guns were stolen.

Police said in a statement the person believed to be responsible has turned over the handguns through his attorney.

The shop's owner posted the surveillance video and pictures to Facebook, where they were shared hundreds of times.

“We thank the community for their assistance in helping to quickly identifying the suspect in this case,” Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley said.

“We do not know what the suspect’s intentions were. However, any day multiple stolen guns are recovered is a good day for law enforcement and the community.”

DCF Guns said the weapons were on the counter being audited and repriced when the theft happened.

"We definitely have some internal processes that we’re looking at with the guys," DCF Guns vice president Josh Barton said over the weekend.

He said the store would reassess its repricing procedures.

"It’s very concerning and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to stop this type of behavior," Barton said.

DCF Guns bolstered its security measures last summer when the store was the victim of a smash-and-grab theft.

Because the suspect in last week's theft is a juvenile, his identity will not be released. Charges will be filed through the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Police said all guns that were reported stolen have been recovered.

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