Arrest in Gun Store Burglary

A Maryland man has been arrested for the April 29 burglary of Dominion Defense gun store. 

Detectives from FCPD Major Crimes Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division, identified and obtained an arrest warrant for one of the four suspects involved in the burglary. On May 22, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrested a 20-year-old man at a home in Washington, D.C. 

The burglary occurred on Saturday, Apr. 29, between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at Dominion Defense, 7200 Fullerton Road, Springfield. Four masked men were seen on security footage working together to gain entry into the business through a small opening above the door. The men stole 53 firearms, which were a combination of long guns and handguns. The fourth subject remained outside as a lookout. The suspects left in a gray Acura four-door sedan with no front license plate. The man arrested has been charged with burglary and larceny of firearms. He remains held without bond at the adult detention center.

To date, through the cooperative efforts between law enforcement partners in the National Capital Region, 15 out of 53 guns stolen in the burglary have been recovered.

The United States Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Detectives from FCPD Major Crimes Bureau and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are partnering together and asking for the community’s help in identifying the outstanding suspects in the overnight burglary. A reward of up to $11,000 is being offered.   

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or others to call our detectives at our West Springfield Police District at 703-644-7377. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).