Fugitive wanted in NM gun case captured in NY

January 30, 2013 • State News

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say the last person wanted in connection with the Christmas Day burglary of six guns from a local Wal-Mart has been captured by federal authorities in New [auth] York.

Los Lunas Police Chief Roy Melnick says Gary Wilson was arrested Wednesday by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service as he was leaving an apartment in Getzville, N.Y.

The chief says the 27-year-old Wilson fled the state two weeks ago after police issued an arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in the burglary.

Wilson is accused of driving the getaway truck and acting as a lookout outside the store.

Five rifles, a shotgun and about $30,000 in merchandise were taken during the burglary. The guns were recovered earlier this month when authorities made four arrests in the case.

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