OREM — An Orem woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing dozens of guns from her parents' business.
Police said the owners of Gunnie's, 396 S. State in Orem, reported 13 firearms missing in October. A check of their inventory later showed there were 27 guns gone.
Raquel Taylor, 31, used her mother's keys to enter the store with Jeremy Lamb, 28, of West Jordan, when it was closed on a Sunday in May, according to an affidavit filed in 4th District Court.
She entered a code to disable the store's alarm and the pair took cash, flashlights, assault rifles and pistols, police said. In June, they entered the store again and stole several cases of ammunition and more guns, the affidavit states.
West Jordan police said they stopped Lamb Nov. 4 and found a pistol that had been reported stolen from the store. A rifle from the store was also later confiscated from Lamb.
Orem police searched Taylor's home Wednesday. They did not find any firearms but Taylor allegedly admitted taking six or seven guns from the store, along with $1,300 in cash and three cases of ammunition, according to the affidavit.
She was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
— Paul Koepp