Updated December 28, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
UPDATE: LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Loves Park police release new information following the break-ins at two gun stores. Investigators now believe the burglary at Kap Guns early Wednesday morning is connected to a break-in at the store two weeks ago.
Loves Park Chief Chuck Lynde tells 23 News the light blue Dodge Caravan believed to be involved in both break-ins was found Wednesday night in Rockford.
Police say the van had been reported stolen one day before the gun store in the 7300 block of Edward Drive was broken into on December 15th.
In both cases, investigators say at least two suspects broke a window and took several guns from inside. Officers are now looking for any evidence left in the van to identify their suspects.
Updated December 27, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
UPDATE: LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Loves Park police are on the lookout for a van used in at least one of Wednesday morning's gun shop burglaries.
Investigators say at least two suspects and a light-colored mini-van, possibly a Dodge Caravan, were involved in the burglary at Kap Guns Wednesday.
Police say they are looking for a light-colored mini-van used in a previous burglary at Kap Guns on Friday, December 15. They say the van was stolen from Rockford the day before and at the time of the burglary had Illinois license plates 288310 with a handicap symbol.
If you have any information on the burglaries or the whereabouts of the van, call Crime Stoppers or Loves Park police.
Posted December 27, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- Loves Park Police say they are investigating two break-ins at gun stores overnight.
The first happened at Gilmore's Fine Firearms in the 4800 block of Torque Dr. around 11:30 p.m on Tuesday. About five hours later, investigators say someone broke into Kap Guns in the 7300 block of Edward Dr.
Loves Park chief Chuck Lynde says at least one gun was stolen from Kap Guns, however it is unclear if anything was taken from Gilmore's Fine Firearms.
Investigators, along with the ATF, are going through security footage to find any suspect information. At this time they cannot say whether or not the two break-ins are connected.
Kap Guns had been broken into two times this year. The last one happened on December 15, 2017.
Kenny Polhamus, the owner of Kap Guns spoke with 23 News following the last break-in.
"We're actually looking at not stocking any more inventory, and looking at selling out pretty much what we have on the shelves and go to special order only", said Polhamus. "If we don't have anything in stock, they're not going to want to get in anymore".
Anyone with information in either break-in is asked to call Loves Park Police.