Los Lunas police recover stolen guns, make arrests

January 14, 2013 • State News

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say they have recovered six guns stolen from a local Wal-Mart in a Christmas Day burglary, and four people have been arrested.

Twenty-three-year-old Emilio Larsen of Albuquerque, a [auth] former employee who worked in Wal-Mart’s security department, is being held in the Valencia County jail on charges that include breaking and entering, aggravated burglary, criminal damage, conspiracy and tampering with evidence.

Police Chief Roy Melnick says three juveniles will also be charged in connection with the burglary. Two of them are accused of taking items from the store and the third allegedly acted as a lookout.

Among the items stolen were five Remington rifles, a Remington shotgun and a game console.

Melnick says it was important to recover the guns so they would not fall into the wrong hands.

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