Thieves Break Down Wall, Steal 11 Guns From Store

Another example of how background checks fail to keep criminals from obtaining firearms, and of how criminals who want to steal guns will take time to pick a target that ensures they'll find them.

March 24, 2005

Officials said 11 guns were stolen during the robbery of a gun store in Colerain Township Thursday.

At about 2 a.m., officials received a call to investigate an intrusion alarm at the Sportsman''s Gallery on Pippin Road. Officers determined that the thief or thieves entered a vacant neighboring business, removed dry wall and broke a hole through a cinder block, gaining access to the gun shop.

The following handguns were stolen from a display case:

· An S&W .44 Magnum revolver, model 29 classic #BSP4318.
· An S&W .357 Magnum revolver, model 27 #N377269.
· A Colt .38 special revolver #131205.
· An S&W .38-caliber revolver, model 10 #C765759.
· A Ruger .44 Magnum revolver super Blackhawk #8754357.
· A Beretta 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, model 92SB #B820742.
· A Glock .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, model 21 #6F2238.
· A Glock .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol, model 22 #BER70903.
· A Glock 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, model 17 #ACN61305.
· A Llama .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, mod MAX1 #71040648104.
· A Walther .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol, model P22 #L067837.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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