Stolen guns pulled from St. Joe River

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Multiple guns believed to have been stolen during an armed robbery and home invasion in Bluffton earlier this month have been found by police in the St. Joseph River near the Tennessee Avenue bridge in Fort Wayne.

Multiple police agencies closed the bridge to traffic Friday morning while divers were called in to search for the weapons.

A police officer hands a gun believed to have been stolen during a robbery to another officer standing on shore near the Tennessee Avenue bridge in Fort Wayne on August 12, 2016.
A police officer hands a gun believed to have been stolen during a robbery to another officer standing on shore near the Tennessee Avenue bridge in Fort Wayne on August 12, 2016.

A detective with the Bluffton Police Department told NewsChannel 15 that a suspect told police that long guns were taken from a house during the robbery and they were thrown into the St. Joseph River at that location.  The suspect threw a mock gun into the river to help divers figure out where the stolen guns might be.  In all, three people have been taken into custody.

The guns were found shortly after 11 a.m.

Little is known yet about the home invasion and robbery other than the suspects may have used Craigslist to set up a meeting involving a prostitute.

 

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