From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
HOOVER – A Monday night break-in at Hoover Tactical Firearms that resulted in the theft of five guns was perpetuated by a 13-year-old boy, according to WVTM.
According to Hoover police the teen is facing charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property.
Authorities said, “At 10:10 p.m. Monday night officers responded to a burglary alarm activation at Hoover Tactical Firearms at 1561 Montgomery Highway. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a front window shattered, along with damage to a display case inside the store. The suspect had already fled the area prior to officer’s arrival. Evidence at the scene indicated the suspect used a large rock and a wooden pallet to gain entry.”
“He was taken into custody and turned over to Hoover officers,” Hoover police said, “He then led officers to the four other stolen handguns that he had hidden behind two nearby businesses.”
The teen, whose name is being withheld, is in the custody of Jefferson County Family Court.