SYLVANIA - A speedy arrest was made in Sylvania last week after five handguns were stolen from Farmer's Hardware.
Lt. Tony Taylor with the Sylvania PD said an arrest was made within 24 hours. Christopher Browne, 18, of Sylvania was taken into custody and charged with burglary.
Taylor said that entry into the store was gained on the east side of the building through a secure glass door, where the offender used a broken piece of cinder block to break the glass. During his inspection, Taylor said drops of blood were found on the floor leading from the point of entry to the gun case from where the hand guns were removed.
The display case was broken open on the front side, Taylor said, where blood was also found. Repair costs for the total damage were estimated at $500.
Several shoe prints were located in the rear area of the business where it appeared the offender climbed over a fence to flee the scene.
After blood samples were taken, Browne was arrested.