Three suspects arrested for stealing AK-47 in Waco, police say

Three suspects stole an AK-47 from an individual in the North Waco area shortly after noon Wednesday, according to Waco Police.

Patrol officers arrested the three suspects, who Waco Police said were identified as Chris Morales, 18, Skyler Durham, 17, and Miguel Moreno, 18.

Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton said the victim was at a friend's home in the 1600 block of North 15th Street, where he planned to meet the suspects who said they wanted to purchase a firearm.

"When the victim showed the three the weapon, the suspects stole the gun, a magazine, a gun case, and ammunition," Swanton said.

The suspects ran away, but responding officers found them at 928 Reynolds Street in Waco.

"During their follow-up investigation, they detained all three suspects and eventually recovered the rifle and the other items," Swanton said.

All three suspects were charged with engaging in organized crime. The Waco Police investigation was still underway, as of early Wednesday evening.

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