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Two suspects were arrested in an attempted burglary at a San Carlos gun store early Friday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Just before 3:50 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to Imbert & Smithers, Inc. at 1144 El Camino Real on a report of a commercial burglary.

Arriving deputies saw broken glass at the front of the business and quickly established a perimeter, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies determined the burglars didn’t make it inside the business, which is equipped with security bars that remained intact.

After a search, two suspects were found hiding the roof of a nearby building. Blake Archibald, 27, of Menlo Park, and a 17-year-old man from San Jose, were detained, and video surveillance from the business showed them forcing entry through the front glass door, but failing to get past the security bars.

The suspects were arrested on charges including felony commercial burglary. Archibald was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility and the juvenile was transported and booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.

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