GOLDEN, Colo. — The suspect in the theft of several axes from a Golden Home Depot store was already in custody on another case, the Golden Police Department (GPD) announced Friday.

The theft happened at the store at 16900 W. Colfax Ave. in Golden on Dec. 29, according to a Crime Stoppers bulletin.

The suspect has been identified as unincorporated Jefferson County resident Richard Stephen Wigh, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

Wigh, 33, was already in custody following a domestic disturbance call at his home on Dec. 30.

Richard Stephen Wigh
Richard Stephen Wigh
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Loss Prevention team members at the store confronted a man as he tried to leave the store with the axes, according to a Metro Denver Crime Stoppers bulletin.

The suspect responded by saying, “We’re at war, there’s gonna be blood,” according to the bulletin.

He also said “Come take them away,” or “Come at me,” and the loss prevention officers backed off, the bulletin said.

Ax theft Home Depot
The man seen in the photo is accused of stealing axes from a Home Depot store in Golden, police say
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers

GPD said they are considering charges related to menacing and aggravated robbery for the alleged theft from Home Depot.

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