Firearm from Mt. Juliet gun store burglary recovered on teen

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A juvenile in Nashville is caught with a gun stolen from a business burglary in Wilson County.

A police officer assigned to the juvenile robbery task force retrieved a pistol from the front pocket of a 16-year-old that he encountered on 40th Avenue North near Clifton Avenue at 8 p.m., on Friday after a consensual search, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. It was discovered that the .22 caliber revolver had been stolen during a Mt. Juliet gun store burglary.

The teen is now in juvenile detention.

Agents with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been notified of the stolen firearm's recovery.

The task force was recently formed to interdict armed robberies by juveniles.

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