Guns reported stolen in Austin

Victim returned home after several days to find the weapons gone.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 10:41 AM
Updated: Nov. 14, 2017 10:41 AM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Police are asking for the public’s help finding some stolen firearms.

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On Thursday evening, someone in the 900 block of 6th Avenue SE reported returning home after a few days to find several guns and accessories missing. Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger says among the missing items are:

- A 20-gauge shotgun with brown stock
- A J.C. Higgins model 12-gauge shotgun
- A Thompson/Center model muzzle loader in camouflage color with a Nikon 3-by-9 scope
- A 410 break action wood stock shotgun
- A Nikon 3-by-12 Monarch rifle scope

Chief Krueger says other stolen items included Craftsman tools, gift cards to Cabela’s, McDonald’s, and American Eagle, miscellaneous prescription medicine, and a package containing ice fishing supplies.

Police say the thief apparently entered the home through a bathroom window. There are no suspects at this time.

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