Police turn up the heat to find Mentor gun thieves (photos) - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Police turn up the heat to find Mentor gun thieves (photos)

Mentor smash and grab gun suspects. (Source: Mentor police) Mentor smash and grab gun suspects. (Source: Mentor police)
Inside one of the gun shops crooks tried to break in. (Source: WOIO) Inside one of the gun shops crooks tried to break in. (Source: WOIO)
MENTOR, OH (WOIO) -

In the past few weeks there have been two separate attempted break-ins at businesses in Mentor that sell firearms.

Both were "smash and grab" type burglaries, according to police.

More: 2 Mentor gun shops the target of smash-and-grabs this past month

But in both incidents, the alleged suspects failed to get in or steal any firearms.

Below are photos captured from one of the businesses via their cameras.

In one of the burglaries Mentor police gave chase but a black 2015 Ford F-150 with a ladder rack got away. The truck was reported stolen from Cleveland. The driver hit a stop sign while racing away, so residents should keep an eye out for right front end damage. 

If anyone has information on either of these crimes, contact Detective Malainy at 440-974-5763.

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