Police have arrested a man in connection with the attempted sale of numerous stolen assault rifles in the Hatboro and Hatfield area, according to a press release issued by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office.
At the time Robert Johnson, aka “J” was arrested on Monday at 10:30 p.m. for his alleged involvement in the stolen gun sale, police said another suspect, Huett Kendall Johnson, aka “KG,” fled from police and is currently on the run. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Authorities allege that the men had tried to sell a collection of firearms which police said had been stolen from a Hatboro apartment sometime between May 29 and June 2. The following firearms were stolen from the victim's residence during a break-in, while he was away: a Beretta CX4 Storm Carbine, a Saiga Rifle, Arsenal SLR Rifle ‘106, a Mossberg 930 12 gauge shotgun and a Ruger Mini 14 Rifle semi automatic .223 caliber rifle.
Following a report of the burglary, Hatboro police began working to recover the stolen firearms and identify the individuals allegedly involved in the burglary. Shortly after the burglary, police became aware that a sale of guns was going to take place at the Colmar train station, in Hatfield Township. This sale was to take place on Monday.
The guns being sold were identified as the ones stolen during the Hatboro burglary. On Monday, members of the Hatboro Police Department, Hatfield Township Police Department, Montgomery County Detective Bureau and the North Penn Tactical Response Unit conducted surveillance at the Colmar train station in Hatfield Township.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., police said they observed Huett Johnson and Robert Johnson walk into the Colmar train station parking lot. Police were able to apprehend Robert Johnson, however, Huett Johnson is still at large.
Recovered from the scene was the Arsenal SLR Rifle ‘106, the Saiga Rifle, the Mossberg 930 12 gauge shotgun and the Ruger Mini 14 Rifle semi automatic .223 caliber rifle stolen during the burglary.
Authorities said both Robert Johnson and Huett Johnson have criminal convictions that prohibit them from possessing firearms.
Anyone having information on the location of Huett Johnson is asked to contact Montgomery County Detective Jeff Koch at (610) 278-6274 or Hatboro Sergeant Cameron Goold at (215) 675-2832.