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Police: Man stole guns from family member, sold them on the street

Posted at 9:24 AM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 09:24:12-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police have charged a man with armed burglary and grand theft after they say he broke into a family member's house and stole multiple firearms.

46-year-old Justin Peddycoart was arrested Tuesday.

The victim says that on Monday night they came home from work to find that their home had been entered and a safe was pried open.  Missing were two rifles and a handgun, a lock box containing family documents, and some cigarettes.

Investigators identified Peddycoart as a suspect and arrested him.

Police say the stolen firearms were sold to an unknown person before he was arrested.