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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Firearms theft

If ya got 'em, keep 'em secured:

Updated: May 17, 2011 11:15 AM EDT
By Myles Snyder - email

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) - State police said someone forced their way into a York County home and stole more than $35,000 worth of property.

The stolen property includes over $26,000 in long guns, shotguns and handguns in addition to two televisions, three laptops, three video gaming systems, ammunition, and $1,100 in currency, police said.

Food and household items such as shampoo and medicines were also taken during the May 5 burglary along Little Road in Hopewell Township, police said.

Anyone with information may call state police in York at (717) 428-1011.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 04:19 PM
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Unfortunately the guns seem never to resurface again. My G-pa had six long guns stolen ten years ago and none have ever turned up. I had my Dan Wesson .357 stolen from my truck in '04 and I've never heard anything on that gun ever again. It was a gift from my G-pa and one of the few guns the thieves missed when they broke into his house. They also missed a Husqvarna .30-06 which my G-pa then gave to me and I still have. I do miss that Dan Wesson .357 though, it had the interchangable barrels and I had a 4" and an 8" for it. I had taken two deer with it and it was very accurate.
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Re: Firearms theft

Most thieves finding $26k in guns, and a thousand in cash would never stop to steal TV, video games...and certainly not "Food and household items such as shampoo".
There is a clue as to 'who' in that!!
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Re: Firearms theft

that was my thought as well. they would have taken the guns and ran. why stop for shampoo, food and the bullets?
can you say "insurance claim"

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that was my thought as well. they would have taken the guns and ran. why stop for shampoo, food and the bullets?
can you say "insurance claim"
They must've studied this place for a while..Seems that they knew they had all the time in the world...
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You would need alot of time to get everything that they got.

The problem is that I don't know what I don't know.
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$26k in guns and no safe? thats asking for it.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 01:06 AM
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I had a 38 snubbie stolen from storage in 2004 while deployed. crack dealer got caught with it, I went to his sentancing and when it was my oppertunity to speak as a victim, I asked the judge if I could get my 38 back rather than restitution at 19 cents /hr. I got it back about 2 weeks ago, needed cleaned but still in very nice shape,,,,I got very lucky.

It may be a poor choice of words but I am smart enough to understand what you meant.
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Re: Firearms theft

PSP officer indicated on this evening's newscast, that the perps knew what they were after and that it was not a random break in.

Obviously, if they had time to take all that stuff, they had done their "homework" well?

Yet another reason to be careful about flappin' ones' gums, about what ya have at home and what your plans are, for not being at home.

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Most break ins are by relatives, ex-relatives, friends, friends of chidren, and workmen that have been into your house. If a relative gets a divorce, I suggest changing (re-keying)your locks.
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