Great Bend Police arrested a second suspect Thursday in connection with last month’s burglary at P&S Security, where a number of guns were stolen.
Lt. Bill Browne said the 16-year-old suspect was arrested at approximately 4:19 p.m. Thursday in the 5900 block of Eisenhower. His name was not released. He is being held in a juvenile detention center near Reno County.
The burglary at P&S Security, 1705 K-96, occurred Dec. 19. A video tape of the crime showed two people entered the business by breaking glass. Once inside, they allegedly sole two rifles and 21 handguns, as well as handcuffs and flashlights. Although police reported one of the burglars had a hood on his head and the other a plastic bag, Lt. Bill Browne said evidence has linked suspects to the case. Police arrested the other suspect, Richard Allen Etim, 22, on Dec. 30 in Great Bend.
Browne said none of the stolen property has been recovered, and the case remains under investigation.
Police are still investing recent burglaries at other Great Bend homes and businesses, including a Dec. 26 burglary in which 36 handguns and rifles were taken from Shooting Sports Company, a gun repair business at 1912 17th St. A burglary occurred at Custom Rebath, 1702 Main, between Dec. 24 and 26, and a home at 708 Coolidge was burglarized sometime between Dec. 31 and Jan. 6; loss was $3,800.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Great Bend Police Department, 793-4120, or Crime Stoppers, 792-1300.