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Police: 9 handguns stolen from Chandler store now recovered

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 16:49:26-05

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Authorities say nine missing handguns stolen from a firearms store in Chandler have been recovered.

Chandler police say 21 handguns were stolen earlier this week by two suspects.

All but nine guns were recovered after the man and woman were arrested.

Police say the nine missing weapons were found in various locations on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix.

Chandler police say 32-year-old Miguel Gomez and 26-year-old Alicia Gonzalez were in a stolen pickup truck that crashed through the front entrance of a store that sells firearms about 11 p.m. Monday.

The two suspects then allegedly shattered the glass on the display cases, took 21 handguns and fled on foot to a nearby farm.

They were picked up by a woman in a truck.

A police patrol officer arrived on scene and that led to a high-speed pursuit that ended on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix.