Staten Island bagel store burglary leads police to cache of weapons inside home

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (WABC) -- A bagel store burglary led police to a cache of weapons inside a Staten Island home.

Investigators say 34-year-old John Carlo had loaded assault rifles and other guns, as well as ammunition and knives, inside his home on Queen Street.

He and 57-year-old Kirk Ruffler are accused of using an ax to break into a safe at Dyker Park Bagels on Hylan Boulevard in Dongan Hills.

Carlo is also a suspect in two other burglaries.

When police raided his house, they found a loaded Desert Eagle pistol, a loaded Colt AR 15 assault rifle, a loaded .40 caliber Ruger, a loaded 9 mm Kel-Tec SUB 2000 assault rifle, a .25 caliber Astra pistol in a bag with ammunition, and three imitation pistols, as well as dozens of knives, several hatchets and other weapons.