Convicted felon, second man caught with 13 stolen guns in Houston

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Two men are accused of purchasing guns stolen during a heist earlier in the week

Prosecutors say a felon and another man caught with stolen guns didn't even bother to take the store tags off.

William Steen and Tony Watkins appeared in court, accused of being in possession of at least 13 guns stolen from Carter's Country.

Tony Watkins appears in probable cause court
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Tony Watkins was allegedly caught with a baker's dozen of stolen guns

Investigators say the guns were among the same ones stolen during a dramatic heist at the Carter's Country store in southwest Houston on Tuesday.

Watkins is a convicted felon and police had him and Steen under surveillance after the robbery. They saw both men putting rifles into a truck and followed him.

They pulled him over and found three long rifles and ten handguns in the truck. Several of the weapons still had tags from Carter's Country.

Steen told police he bought the guns even though he knew they were stolen. He was released on bond.

Earlier this week, a group of as many as ten suspects took at least 50 weapons in just over a minute, and it was all caught on surveillance camera.

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Arrests made in gun shop burglaries.

Dramatic surveillance video shows the men burglarizing the store around 4:30am Tuesday. They used a large pickup truck to ram the plate glass window, and then removed the burglar bars with a chain.

If you have any information about the remaining suspects in the case, you can make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting your tip online here.

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