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Two charged with smashing car into KCK Cabela’s, trying to steal shotguns and rifles

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Two Kansas City, Kan., residents are facing federal charges for a smash and grab break-in and theft of guns from Cabela’s.

Kyle Mendez, 29, and Brenda Tosh, 27, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to steal guns from a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Mendez was also indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and transporting a stolen car across state lines.

In the incident last November, a car was used to smash through an exterior door of the store in the Legends area of Kansas City, Kan.

Mendez then allegedly broke into a secured area and loaded several shotguns and rifles into a shopping cart.

But police arrived and arrested Tosh. Mendez was arrested later.

Tony Rizzo covers federal and state courts for The Kansas City Star, where he has been a reporter for more than 30 years. He is a Kansas City native and veteran of the U.S. Army.


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