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Teens charged in Butler County business break-ins

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 13:18:48-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Authorities have arrested two and are searching for another teenager in connection to thefts from a pair of Butler County businesses last week.

Someone used a shotgun to break into a convenience store in Okeana last Wednesday and a Hamilton gun shop last Thursday, Sheriff Richard Jones previously announced. The theft of guns and ammunition prompted local authorities to contact the ATF.

Brendan Lee Dunigan

Authorities arrested 19-year-old Brendan Lee Dunigan of Cincinnati and a 15-year-old, Jones announced Thursday. Dunigan was charged with theft of a firearm, breaking and entering and theft. The 15-year-old was charged with breaking and entering.

Another teen was also wanted, according to Jones. Authorities had a warrant for a 17-year-old on charges of breaking and entering, theft of firearm and theft.

Jones asked anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 513-785-1238.