UPDATE: Eagle Police locate suspects, guns in Alpine Arms robbery
The individuals stole five handguns from the Eagle business early Monday morning
The Eagle Police Department has located the three suspects involved in the robbery of Alpine Arms that took place in the early morning hours on Monday.
The five handguns stolen Monday morning were safely recovered and returned to the business, according to a press release sent late Monday afternoon.
The suspects were identified as students at a local school after police circulated photos of them taken from the business’ surveillance cameras.
Eagle Police officers worked alongside Eagle County School District and 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office investigators to locate and contact the students.
They successfully recovered the firearms, which were not located anywhere on or near school property. There are no safety concerns for students or staff at this time.
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The District Attorney’s Office and Eagle Police will continue their investigation into the theft.
Surveillance cameras caught one of the three youths breaking one of Alpine Arms’ windows with a rock Monday morning, and they proceeded to steal five handguns, according to an earlier press release from the Eagle Police Department.
The three youths fled on foot after setting off the burglar alarms inside the business. Eagle Police officers and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene shortly after they left.
Anyone who thinks they may have information on these suspects or this crime is urged to contact the Vail Public Safety Communications Center at 970-479-2201.
If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at P3tips.com or send a mobile tip using the free ‘P3 Tips’ mobile app.
Tips that lead to the arrest or indictment of the suspects involved can earn you a cash reward from the Eagle County Crime Stoppers.