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UPDATE: Wyoming man arrested in connection to Cabela’s burglary

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The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says this man stole 16 guns from Cabela’s on Tuesday night. | Courtesy Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE

The suspect in both the Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse burglaries has been located and apprehended, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said late Wednesday afternoon.

Working with the Lincoln County, Wyoming, Sheriff’s Office, Bonneville County deputies found Jace Chadwick, of Afton, Wyoming, and assisted in taking him into custody.

The 20-year-old was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on possession of stolen property charges, according to a news release. Further charges in Bonneville County are pending at this time. Detectives are working on collecting some of the stolen property as well as more evidence in the Afton area.

ORIGINAL STORY

AMMON — A suspect is on the loose with 16 firearms that were stolen from Cabela’s last night.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alarm at the store at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to an office news release. Upon arrival they discovered someone had been inside the building and approximately 16 different firearms, ammunition, and other items were taken.

It appeared the suspect had possibly been hiding inside the store until after closing before gathering items and leaving.

This crime is similar in nature to a burglary at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Ammon that occurred in the early morning hours of March 25, where two firearms and possibly other items were taken. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are still working to determine if the two incidents are connected.

EastIdahoNews.com reached out to Cabela’s for comment, but they declined to comment. The store is open this morning.

The sheriff’s department is asking that anyone who may have been in the area of the Cabela’s store yesterday evening or may have knowledge of who this suspect is to contact the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

Additionally, if anyone was in the area of Sportsman’s Warehouse in the early morning hours of March 25th, between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., and saw anything suspicious they are also asked to contact authorities.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Detectives can be reached during business hours at (208) 529-1375 or anytime through Dispatch at (208) 529-1200. Anyone with information or tips on this or other crimes can also contact law enforcement anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (208) 522-1983 or the website www.ifcrime.org.

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