LAUREL, Md. — Howard County Police have charged two suspects in the burglary of a Laurel gun store after both individuals were charged in a similar case in Montgomery County.
Terrence Massey, 21, and a 15-year-old male suspect have been charged for the burglary of Fox Firearms on Wednesday, June 12. Officers were called to the location around 2 a.m. before finding that a stolen van had crashed into the front of the store and that a total of 18 guns were stolen.
On June 13, a similar case occurred in Rockville, where four guns were stolen at the United Gun Shop. Montgomery County Police shot and killed one suspect, and arrested three others, including Massey and the juvenile who are both charged in the Howard County case.
The third suspect arrested by Montgomery County Police has not been charged in the Howard County Case at this time.
Massey is charged in Howard County with burglary, destruction of property, auto theft, reckless endangerment, theft and handgun violations. The juvenile suspect has been placed in a juvenile detention facility.
Massey is being held without bond in Montgomery County.
14 of the 18 guns stolen from Fox Firearms are still missing.
Since 2012, the earliest available data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, an average of four federal firearms licensees in Maryland report a burglary each year.
Despite a decrease in FFL burglaries and robberies nationwide in 2018, Maryland saw an increase in reported burglaries from 2017. Last year also saw the most firearms taken during burglaries, with 135 stolen in the seven burglaries reported to ATF.
Anyone with information should call police at (410) 313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.