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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Club Assistant Manager Indicted

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section, has concluded an investigation resulting in a total of 25 criminal charges filed against Archi Duenas, a former assistant manager of the Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Club (LAPRAAC).

Commercial Crimes Division (CCD) was notified on February 28, 2020 that multiple firearms were missing from the LAPRAAC store located at 1880 Academy Drive, Los Angeles. The LAPRAAC managers were alerted to the problem because of a discrepancy in their inventory tracking systems. CCD detectives responded to the gun store and a preliminary investigation revealed that the guns were taken in a series of grand thefts by the assistant gun store manager, Archi Duenas.

Further investigation included extensive interviews, the recovery of physical evidence, and a thorough forensic examination of LAPRAAC documents. Duenas was terminated by LAPRAAC, and subsequently arrested. Of the 35 stolen firearms, 24 have been recovered and 11 remain outstanding. Criminal charges were filed against Duenas on
September 10, 2020.

Anyone with information about this investigation or who has purchased firearms from Duenas at the LAPRAAC store is advised to verify that the serial number on Dealer Record of Sale match the serial number on the firearm. If there are discrepancies contact Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-8430.

LAPRACC continues to have a valid Federal Firearms License. ATF conducted a top down inspection of LAPRACC's operations and inventory control. As a result, the LAPRACC Board hired a new store manager and a compliance officer. The compliance officer's responsibilities include implementing the recommendations of ATF. The store is reopening today for appointments only (for gun sales).


Archi Duenas

Anyone with information and during non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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