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Penn Township man pleads guilty in weapons burglary

| Saturday, June 16, 2012, 3:39 p.m.

A Westmoreland County man has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges filed in connection with the theft of 23 guns that were stolen in a smash-and-grab burglary at a sporting goods store in Delmont.

Justin Carroll, 28, of Penn Township, pleaded guilty to stealing firearms from the inventory of a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Police said a front window of the store was broken after dark on Jan. 6 and the guns -- valued at $10,325 -- were taken from a glass counter display case. The weapons have been recovered.

Carroll is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 19 before Senior U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond.

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