VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Virginia Beach say two men have been arrested in connection with stolen firearms.
Following an increase in violent crimes in the city, the 2nd Precinct Crime Suppression Squads (CSS) launched an investigation into issues within the Atlantis neighborhood.
Two suspects were observed at a shopping center in the 1000 block of Virginia Beach Blvd. on July 4 with firearms equipped with extended magazines, according to authorities.
Police took Tyshaun Hines, 20, of Virginia Beach, and Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Norfolk, into custody. They also recovered multiple firearms with extended magazine capacity.
Hines charged with possession of a stolen firearm and 4 counts of carrying a loaded firearm in public. Ellis, meanwhile, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and 2 counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.