William Guerrero, 20, of Brighton, Massachusetts, was arrested today following a complaint accusing him of being part of a conspiracy to steal firearms from licensed firearms dealers federal government, U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers investigated a series of efforts to rob federally licensed gun dealers on January 22 and 23, 2022. On January 23, 2022, at approximately 5 a.m. , a vehicle stopped in front of a gun business in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Four men were caught on CCTV trying to gain access to the store by breaking a window in the back door, but were unable to gain access. Similar burglary attempts occurred at gun dealers on January 22, 2022 in Salem, Plaistow and Kingston.

Guerrero was arrested on January 24, 2022 in Massachusetts. Guerrero appeared for the first time before a US magistrate and was detained pending further proceedings.

The investigation is ongoing. Members of the public with information about these crimes are encouraged to contact the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and several local and state police departments in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Georgiana MacDonald.

The charges in the complaint are only allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a court.

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