The Surf Drive resident called police May 19 and said he arrived home to find the set of high-quality guns missing from a wooden case in a locking closet. The man, 34, told police he immediately noticed some items out of place in his home, and he soon found several guns lying about in his bedroom, the report said.
When police noticed the keys to the lockable closet were still in the lock, the man told them he suspects he left the key in the lock the last time he was home. The man said “it appeared as though whoever did this, knew what to take and what to leave,” the report said. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to the scene to investigate.
A few days later, a Surf Drive resident called police after spotting a white man in his 20s trying to break into the home where the guns had been stolen. The resident told police she saw the would-be burglar ride his bicycle behind the house. When she heard glass breaking behind the home, she went and confronted the man, who told her he was working for someone. The man then fled on his bicycle. In inspecting the home, officers found the window screen cut and a glass pane broken.
The homeowner had set up surveillance cameras. A Huron detective could not be reached Monday for an update on the case.