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Milwaukee teen now charged for his role in two burglaries at Brookfield Gun shop

NOW: Milwaukee teen now charged for his role in two burglaries at Brookfield Gun shop


A Milwaukee teen has now been charged for his role in two burglaries at a Brookfield gun shop in April.

"It's very gratifying to know that somebody is in custody and being held accountable for the burglary of our shop," the owner of Wisconsin Firearms Training Center said.

That person is 17-year-old, William Howell, from Milwaukee. He faces two burglary charges for intentionally breaking in with the motive to steal, arming himself with firearms, and overall being a party in the crime.

But, like you see in the surveillance video, he was not alone.

"You would think gun shop ranges are a frequent target of burglaries but the reality of it is we have an extremely heavy security system. People who decide to target a gun shop are making a foolish choice."

That's the same security system that helped capture the images when the business was robbed twice in April.

The suspects took two shotguns and 6 cases of ammunition.

"I can't give enough credit to the Brookfield Police Department, they did an excellent job with this investigation. They doggedly pursued it and made sure the people responsible are held accountable." 

Surveillance video captured when the suspects broke into the business, grabbed the guns, and left; all in under two minutes.

"I hope all the people involved are held accountable, and we would like to have the items recovered."

The investigation is still ongoing for the others involved in the burglary.

If convicted, Howell could spend more than 25 years in prison.

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