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Teens indicted after stolen minivan crashed into Simpsonville gun store

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Sahier Richardson (L) and Juran Witherspoon in earlier mugshots (Source: Mecklenburg Co. Detention) Sahier Richardson (L) and Juran Witherspoon in earlier mugshots (Source: Mecklenburg Co. Detention)
The Gun Shop in Simpsonville (FOX Carolina/ Oct. 13, 2016) The Gun Shop in Simpsonville (FOX Carolina/ Oct. 13, 2016)
Sahier Richardson (L) and Juran Withersoon (Source: Greenville Co. Detention) Sahier Richardson (L) and Juran Withersoon (Source: Greenville Co. Detention)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two months after a minivan was used to break into The Gun Shop, officials said two North Carolina teens have been federally indicted.

On Oct. 13, investigators said suspects drove a stolen white 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan through the front of the shop and indoor shooting range on Main Street.

The suspects then reportedly entered the store, stole an undisclosed number of handguns and fled in a getaway car waiting outside. ATF agents said 43 guns were stolen from the store in just under one minute.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced two teens from Charlotte, 18-year-old Sahier Lavon Richardson and 18-year-old Juran Maghi Witherspoon were federally charged for involvement in the robbery.

Richardson was reportedly arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police on the same day as the robbery when one of the stolen guns, a Ruger LCP II .380, was found in his backpack.

On Oct. 17, the North Carolina probation office conducted a check at Witherspoon's residence where investigators said more stolen guns were uncovered.

In phone records seized by federal agents Richardson reportedly exchanged text messages with multiple individuals before the robbery discussing the weapons at The Gun Shop and the weather in Simpsonville. Witherspoon reportedly texted multiple phone numbers the address to The Gun Shop.

The pair were arrested on federal warrants in early November and have been held without bond since then. They are currently being housed at the Greenville County Detention Center.

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