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Police search for links between 2 brazen gun store burglaries in Md., Va. in 2 days

Photo of two burglars who robbed a gun store in Rockville, Md. on Thursday. Friday, March 10, 2017. (Montgomery County Police)

Three men were caught on camera stealing 35 firearms from a Chantilly gun store early Saturday morning.

Farifax County Police were alerted by a commercial burglar alarm at 50 West Armory gun store at 13930 Metrotech Drive, according to a police report.

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ATF: Licensed gun store burglaries/robberies up 52 percent nationwide

Fairfax County Police tell ABC7's Kevin Lewis that they are investigating whether the Chantilly burglary is connected to the gun store burglary in Rockville two days before. They say although it’s not confirmed, there are obvious similarities between the two burglaries.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reports there has been a significant spike in the amount of licensed gun stores falling victim to criminals nationwide.

WATCH: Masked suspects enter Md. gun shop, smash cases, steal multiple handguns and rifles:

Police described the men seen on the surveillance video in the Chantilly burglary:

Suspect 1: Black male, about 22 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and approximately 190 to 210 pounds. He had dreadlocks and was wearing a dark blue jacket.
Suspect 2: Black male, about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, and approximately 165 to 185 pounds. He was wearing a dark jacket with a silver stripe down the sleeves, jeans, black shoes, and light colored gloves.
Suspect 3: Black male, about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, and approximately 150 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans, black shoes, and light colored gloves.

From Farifax County Police:

We are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Song at 703-591-0966 or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).
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