Federal agents try to recover dozens of stolen guns, search for suspect

Federal agents say one person is in custody and another has been identified, after 50 to 60 guns were stolen from gun stores in Central Florida.

Even hurricane shutters couldn’t stop criminals from getting into the Oak Ridge Range.

The owner says crooks welded the metal open and then broke the glass doors to get inside. 

Special Agent Frank Keilimani says, "It’s a frightening thing. The more guns the criminals can get into their hands, the more likelihood there’s a person being harmed by that weapon."

He says around 55 guns were stolen from stores in Orange and Seminole Counties over the last two weeks. 

"There are some assault type rifles, but there are also a large number of handguns," he said.

Investigators released surveillance photos of the masked thieves. 

Besides the Oak Ridge Gun Range, investigators say God Father Pawn and The Armories in Oviedo were also hit.

"We have information to suggest that on at least two of these burglaries, it may be the same suspects," Keilimani said.

Federal officials say, so far, four guns have been recovered. 

They hope a reward will help catch the culprits. 

"Offering up to $15,000 leading to the arrest of any individuals from those burglaries," Keilimani said.

If you have any information about the stolen guns or who might be responsible, you're asked to call 888-ATF-TIPS.