Bond set for suspects charged in gun shop burglary

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ZION, Ill. -- Authorities in Lake County now say there is no credible information to suggest a gun shop burglary in unincorporated Zion is tied to a revenge plot against Zion Police for the officer-involved shooting that killed 17-year old Justus Howell.

The motive was money, said Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Reginald Mathews.

A judge set bond at $750,000 for Lawrence Taylor and $500,000 for Clarence Williams, Jr. Both are 18 years old. A third person could face charges as a juvenile.

The burglary happened the night of May 31st. Police say the security system at 5 Star Firearms in unincorporated Zion was not working but surveillance cameras were rolling when the teens pried open a window and stole dozens of guns. Hours later, the burglars came back for more, police said.

A total of 55 guns were stolen. Thirteen have been recovered. Anyone with information should call Lake County Crimestoppers at (847) 662-2222.

 

 

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