Police: One suspect behind burglary at Wilshire Gun taken into custody
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Police have arrested one of the people they say was behind the burglary of thousands of dollars worth of guns from a metro shooting range.
Oklahoma City police say that Anthony Holland, 23, was arrested Jan. 17. On Dec. 26 police were called to a burglary at Wilshire Gun, 615 W. Wilshire. Surveillance from the crime shows three men break into the businesses by throwing a brick through the front glass.
The suspects were in and out of the business in less than 45 seconds. The three wasted no time racking up guns. MSgt. Gary Knight says the men stole three rifles and 19 pistols.
"Detectives have been working hard on this case ever since then trying to piece together what happened and exactly who is responsible," Knight said.
Court documents show the three suspects stole 22 firearms; 3 rifles and 19 pistols. In early January police were notified that one of the stolen guns had been located inside a trailer. Working off a tip, investigators interviewed a cooperating witness who gave full disclosure of how he was able to obtain some of the stolen guns from Wilshire Gun. That witness told an ATF agent that they bough two guns from a man named Alpo, also known as Holland. Both are registered to the store.
The cooperating witness told the agent the transaction was done over Snapchat, paying $350. Court documents show the witness met Holland at a house near N. Western and Britton Rd.
Holland was arrested Wednesday morning in connection to the burglary. The two other suspects remain on the run. He has previously been arrested for possession of a CDS with intent to distribute.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.