DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two men have been charged with stealing guns from a store in Colorado.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Denver said Friday that the pair of 23-year-olds from Missouri traveled to Colorado in August planning to buy marijuana they could sell for a profit.
When the original deal fell through, prosecutors say the men decided instead to steal guns and sell those.
Prosecutors say the men stole 19 guns including five rifles from a store in Springfield, Colorado, about 250 miles (402.32 kilometers) southeast of Denver, and then drove back to Missouri where they sold most of the guns.
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The men face charges of conspiracy to steal firearms, theft of firearms and possession of stolen firearms.