UPDATE 1:10 p.m. — Police have identified the suspect in the Pinnacle Gun and Ammo burglary.
Corey A. Brooks, 29, was arrested after the vehicle he was in was stopped due to a traffic violation. During the stop, officers saw a man attempting to hide in the back. The man was determined later to be Brooks.
He was taken into custody and one of the stolen handguns, which was loaded, was inside the vehicle where Brooks was hiding. He was transported to the Peoria Police Department for interview purposes, then arrested for an outstanding IDOC parole warrant.
Brooks is currently being held at the Peoria County Jail and is on a federal hold pending federal charges.
This incident is still currently under investigation and investigators are attempting to locate the other stolen firearms.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Nicholas Mason with the Peoria Police Department Special Investigations Division at 309-494-8432.
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police said a suspect in Wednesday morning’s burglary at Pinnacle Gun and Ammo has been taken into custody Thursday.
Sgt. Amy Dotson said more information is expected to be released later Thursday in a press release.
At about 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Peoria Police officers responded to an intrusion alarm at the shop in the 700 block of Main Street.
Upon arrival, officers saw broken glass, which pointed to a burglary. The suspect fled the scene with multiple firearms, including long guns and ammo.
WMBD will update this story once more information becomes available.