Two students from Watertown High School were arrested Wednesday after being accused of stealing eight firearms from a local home during a burglary earlier this month.
Watertown police said an investigation was launched when it was discovered that the teens may have been in possession of firearms off-campus. Of the eight weapons stolen, police said, six were discovered at the homes of the two teens.
"The Detectives were relentless in investigating the case in order to ensure that any firearms stolen were not in the possession of juveniles or other parties," Watertown Deputy Police Chief Robert Desena said. "Public safety was of extreme importance to the detectives while investigating this case."
Searches were conducted in the Naugatuck River and a pond in Watertown for the other two weapons but they were not found and remain unaccounted for.
The teens were arrested and charged with multiple charges of theft of a firearm, burglary, larceny, criminal mischief, illegal sale/transfer of a pistol/revolver, illegal sale of a pistol/revolver of a person under 21 and interfering with police.
Police said several other arrests are expected and additional charges may be added as the investigation continues.
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