Teens charged in break-in at Great Bend business

Stolen gun used to shoot security camera

Two teenage boys face charges by police after they allegedly broke into a Great Bend business in the overnight hours last Thursday, with one teen firing a shot from a stolen handgun at a security camera.

Pennsylvania State Police from Gibson were called Thursday, Jan. 9, to Ideal Took Manufacturing on Spring St., Great Bend, for a reported overnight burglary involving a handgun being stolen.

Police reviewed surveillance footage which led to the identification of two juveniles, both age 14 and residents of Great Bend Borough.

In the surveillance video, one of the juveniles was observed discharging the stolen handgun at a security camera inside the business. The two are also accused of cutting wire to additional cameras.

Police said no employees were present when the gun was fired.

According to police, the juveniles were located and the stolen items were recovered, including the handgun.

Susquehanna County Juvenile Probation assisted in the investigation. The youth accused of discharging the gun was remanded into the care of Juvenile Probation for placement after the completion of the charges.

The second juvenile was released into the care of his parents.

Both teens face charges including burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and related conspiracy offenses, according to police.

Tpr. Martin McAndrew is the lead investigator.

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