Teen charged after being found with pistol stolen from Mt. Juliet gun store

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 16-year-old was arrested Friday night after being found in possession of a firearm stolen from a Mt. Juliet gun store.

Metro police reported an officer assigned to the new juvenile robbery task force saw the teenage boy rush away once he saw the officer on 40th Avenue North near Clifton Avenue around 8 p.m.

The officer soon discovered the stolen .22 caliber revolver in the young man’s right front pocket.

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He was taken into custody and booked into the juvenile detention facility.

His identify was not released.

Federal ATF agents have been notified of the stolen gun’s recovery.

The handgun was one of ten firearms stolen from the nRange gun store on Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet in the early morning hours of April 20.

A man and a woman broke in the back door and took ten handguns.

Three days earlier, the same man broke into the store and took five handguns, two shotguns and two rifles.

The burglaries were caught by surveillance cameras mounted in the store.