Ace Hardware Foot Pursuit

A pair of teens were arrested after attempting to steal products from a Salina business.

Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that authorities responded to Ace Hardware, 321 S. Broadway, on Tuesday at 6 p.m with complaints of subjects attempting to steal B.B. guns.

The two subjects allegedly grabbed an $80 Winchester Air Pistol and a $60 Crosman Air Pistol from behind the glass counter. However, were thwarted when an employee confronted them outside of the store.

The duo dropped the guns and ran southwest of the store. The police spotted the two thieves in the 1500 block of Beverly Dr. and a foot pursuit ensued. Officers tracked down and arrested 16-year-old Shane Boyett of Salina and 19-year-old David Eklund of Salina.

Both Boyett and Eklund now face theft and interference with law enforcement. Boyett has a separate charge of minor in possession of tobacco, while Eklund also is charged with contributing to a child’s misconduct and trespassing.

David Eklund, 19, one of the teens arrested.