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Officers looking into theft of WWII gun

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Two firearms were stolen from a locked cabinet in a Timber Lake Lane home sometime during the past two months — one of them, the owner said, was a relic from World War II.

On Sunday evening, the guns’ owner contacted Perkins police after finding two handguns missing from his locked gun cabinet in his basement, according to a police report.

A Smith and Wesson .357 revolver was stolen, the report said, along with a Browning 1911 from World War II given to the man by his father. He last handled the weapons in December and valued each at about $500.

There were no signs of forced entry on the cabinet or basement doors, though the man did find the cabinet’s backing ripped up, the report said. The thief left three rifles, two swords, a pellet gun and ammunition untouched.

The owner could not say for sure who might be to blame, the report said. Officers opened an investigation into the theft.

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