Edmonton police cruiser.
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A 17-year-old boy has been charged and multiple guns seized by Edmonton police after a break-and-enter earlier this week.Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call for a break-in at a business near 115 Avenue and 149 Street, police said in a news release Wednesday.Police said a male suspect had entered a firearms business and was in the process of removing guns, ammunition and military surplus items.The youth was seen by police fleeing the area with a firearm, leaving the rest of the stolen items in front of the business.With help from EPS Air One and the EPS Tactical Unit, officers arrested the youth in a nearby industrial compound. Police also found a reportedly stolen vehicle in the area believed to be used during the theft which contained a loaded gun.After investigating, officers then searched a home in Spruce Grove with assistance from Stony Plain RCMP. Additional stolen guns and ammunition were seized from the home.Investigators believe the youth may also be connected to other incidents that took place in the Spruce Grove area last year.Officers seized 30 guns, more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition along with a variety of military surplus items, including bayonets and knives.The Spruce Grove youth has been charged with 20 offences, including three counts of break-and-enter to steal firearms, theft of motor vehicles and other firearms-related charges.Officers continue to investigate.