Three men accused of stealing 23 guns from pawn shop

Three men have been arrested in connection with the theft of nearly two dozen guns from a Lumberton pawn shop.

The men are accused of breaking into Bryant's Gun and Pawn on Fayetteville Road early Thursday morning.

Police responded to the scene after the burglar alarm went off in the pawn shop.

When officers arrived on scene, they spotted the suspects leaving in a car.

Police turned on their blue lights to stop them, but police say they kept driving.

The men were arrested after a short chase. Officers say they recovered all 23 handguns stolen from the pawn shop.

The men are being held at the Robeson County Detention Center.

Their names and specific charges aren't being released just yet.

Police are investigating if they're connected to other pawn shop burglaries in the area.

More information is expected to be released later Thursday afternoon.