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Thieves break in, grab guns, more
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Someone broke the glass to enter the Shooting Sports Company at 1912 17th St. and stole several guns, it was reported Sunday morning.

Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department said more than 30 privately owned guns that were in for repairs were taken.

Police are still investigating a Dec. 19 burglary at P&S Security, where 23 guns were reportedly stolen. Law enforcement officers have been attempting since last week to locate a known person suspected in that crime.

Burglaries at several other Great Bend businesses have been reported since last Thursday. There was also one residential burglary, and reports of vehicle thefts and attempted vehicle thefts.

The GBPD received a report Thursday morning that someone had broken into the Zip Service at 2010 10th St. and taken items.

There was a report Saturday afternoon of a burglary at Jan’s Spirit Shop, 4006 10th St. The back door to the store was found open and several items inside were damaged. It was not immediately known if anything was taken.

A burglary at 4811 10th St. was reported at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. A laptop computer was stolen.

It was also reported Sunday that someone damaged the rear door of the Custom Rebath store at 1702 Main St. and entered the business, but no items were taken.

A burglary at 215 Plum St. was reported Sunday afternoon. Someone entered the residence and took items.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary at 2003 Worden St. in Albert that allegedly occurred last Wednesday night. A Chevy pickup was stolen and recovered Thursday afternoon with an empty gas tank. Other items were also stolen. A resident at 3000 Charles St. in Albert reported his vehicle was damaged Wednesday night as well, and that someone had attempted to steal it.

Someone also broke into the Classic Inn restaurant at 30 Patton Road in Great Bend and stole all of the meat, it was reported Thursday.

At 10 p.m. Thursday, a Ford Explorer that had been in a rollover accident was found in the vicinity of NW 80 Road and NW 10 Ave. It was unoccupied but still running. The vehicle’s owner in Hoisington later reported it had been stolen, and the case was turned over to the Hoisington Police Department.

Anyone with information on these or other crimes is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300, or the toll-free number, 1-888-305-1300.