OREGON (WTOL) - Two Toledo men were charged after allegedly stealing dozens of guns from a firearms store in Oregon.
In November, owner Al Tawil said motion detectors inside the store did not go off when Emmanuel Riley, 27, and Sevario Whitaker,36, allegedly broke in through the ceiling and stole 46 firearms.
The loss of firearms and damage done the store cost Tawil over $40,000.
“If we would’ve had the right notification, these guys would’ve been trapped in here and it would’ve been really bad for them,” said Tawil.
The amount of money lost isn’t the only thing concerning Tawil, though.
He said the thought of where these guns are now and whose hands they could’ve fallen into terrifies him.
“We know we’ll never see these firearms again, but we just want those firearms to get off the street.”
Tawil is now asking for the public’s help in recovering the firearms.
“If anybody knows anything about where they’re at, turn them into the police. Or bring them here, I’ll give you something for them. We just don’t want them on the street.”