(WBBM Newsradio) — Police have arrested a 13-year-old from Wheeling for allegedly breaking into a Libertyville gun shop a year and a half ago.
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Store manager Connie Shanahan says so long after the crime, he figured it would remain unsolved.
But he says the store received a call this week from Libertyville police, saying authorities in Wheeling had matched the teen with DNA collected from the break-in scene.READ MORE: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
Shanahan says that news came as a total shock, as did the age of the suspect.
Even though the burglars weren’t able to take any guns, he says they’re in the process of installing more security at the store.MORE NEWS: British Cooking School Life Kitchen Launches Cookbook For Those Who Have Lost Smell, Taste Due To COVID-19