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Authorities arrest four in connection with firearms grand theft of Florida gunshops

March 30, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Authorities arrest four in connection with firearms grand theft of Florida gunshops

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Federal and state authorities in Florida have charged four members of a robbery crew with firearms grand theft in connection with the burglary of over 150 guns in the Tallahassee area.

In a statement Thursday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office the arrests of 31-year-old Robert Tilmon, 30-year-old Richard Jernigan, 28-year-old Jermeil Williams 28-year-old Raymond Williams on multiple charges including racketeering, burglary, firearms grand theft, and grand theft.

A fifth suspect identified as 28-year-old Kentric Collier is still wanted in connection with the case, WFTV reported.

The arrests stem from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into a group dubbed “Tildenville Burglary Crew” who are accused of committing the burglaries of five central Florida firearms dealers between 2016 and 2017.

Officials said the weapons stolen including handguns, assault rifles, and long guns, were then sold within days of the robberies.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the co-conspirators had attorneys who could comment on the case.

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