Dennell Harrison, 43, and Taron Walker, 32, both of Dover, were indicted July 28.
A federal grand jury on July 28 charged Dennell Harrison, 43, and Taron Walker, 32, both of Dover, with stealing and conspiring to steal firearms from Capital Pawn, a federally licensed firearms dealer, and with being felons illegally in possession of firearms.
The maximum penalties for these charges are ten years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, said Department of Justice spokeswoman Kimberlynn Davis.
Dover police and ATF agents investigated the robbery, which took place between 10:14 and 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at the shop, located at 324 Martin St.
According to the indictment, Harrison and Walker stole 20 firearms, including handguns, a shotgun, and semi-automatic rifles.
Police learned the suspects got into the business by cutting a hole into the aluminum siding of the building. Once inside, they took various items of jewelry and several handguns and rifles.
A $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of those responsible for the break-in was offered shortly afterward. The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the National Shooting Sports Foundation and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.
The investigation still is ongoing; anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.
Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.