CEDAR CITY — Police have arrested two burglary suspects in connection with the break-in and firearm theft from the Cedar City C-A-L Ranch store one month ago.

Screenshot image from store surveillance footage shows three burglary suspects inside the C-A-L Ranch store in Cedar City, Utah, shortly before midnight on Nov. 21, 2023 | Image courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, St. George News / Cedar City News

According to a news release issued Friday afternoon, Cedar City Police Department, in collaboration with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), has successfully concluded an intensive investigation into the Nov. 22 incident.

As previously reported, a trio of perpetrators gained access to the store after hours and took guns from display cases, as shown in the store’s surveillance footage.

“Subsequent examination of the crime scene and surveillance footage enabled investigators to identify multiple suspects involved in the burglary,” Friday’s announcement stated.

“During the execution of search warrants at various locations associated with the suspects, investigators recovered a significant amount of stolen merchandise from C-A-L Ranch,” the release stated, adding that firearms were among the items recovered.

The arrests and search warrants were reportedly carried out Friday morning, exactly one month to the day after the C-A-L Ranch incident.

However, as of 2:30 p.m. Friday, the suspects’ booking information had not yet appeared on Iron County Jail’s listings on its website.

Although the first Cedar City Police press release indicated that three people were arrested, an updated news release was sent about 30 minutes later amending the number of arrestees to two.

“The arrested suspects, whose identities will be disclosed upon formal charging, are believed to be connected to similar offenses within the Cedar City area,” the news release states. “The suspects will face a range of charges, including but not limited to burglary, theft, and possession of stolen property. Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses.”

In the release, the Cedar City Police Department also expressed appreciation for the assistance they received during the investigation.

“The ATF’s specialized expertise played a crucial role in the successful resolution of the case,” the statement said. “The Cedar City Police Department wishes to express gratitude to the ATF and local law enforcement agencies for their collaboration and expertise, which significantly contributed to the successful outcome of this investigation. Additionally, we appreciate the vigilance and cooperation of the community, which played a crucial role in providing valuable information that aided law enforcement in swiftly closing this case.”

As of Friday afternoon, there has not yet been any official comment regarding the $5,000 reward that was offered in connection with identifying the suspects in the case.

Authorities said anyone who may have additional information related to the case is encouraged to contact the Cedar City Police Department at 435-586-2956.

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