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Thieves Steal A Dozen Firearms From Bartholomew County Home

Last updated on Thursday, December 7, 2017

(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) - Thieves steal nearly a dozen firearms from a home in Bartholomew County.

Deputies believe the burglars hit the home on Friendship Drive earlier this week.

The homeowner tells FOX59 News he noticed the front door cracked open and the motion sensor light was ripped out from above the garage.

Four rifles, four handguns and two shotguns were reported stolen.

The man says his 47-year-old son, who served in the US Army was a disabled veteran confined to a wheelchair. The son died in September. The veteran's father feels these thieves may not have been complete strangers and knew that his son had passed away and that somebody wouldn't be there all the time.

"I think they knew him, knew he died and the house and that somebody wouldn't be here all the time like there normally was," explains a Bartholomew County homeowner.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you know anything that could help detectives track down the thieves or guns, call Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.

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