Police believe Janesville, Oregon gun store burglaries connected

The two gun shop burglaries that authorities investigated Wednesday likely are related.

Janesville police tell 27 News local law enforcement has determined at least two of three gun store burglaries in southern Wisconsin this week are connected, following a meeting of several police agencies about the crimes Thursday morning.

Janesville Police Lt. Terrance Sheridan tells 27 News investigators think the break-ins at Max Creek Outdoors in the village of Oregon and CTR Firearms in Janesville are connected, and they have not ruled out the possibility those two are also connected to Monday night's break-in and burglary at Armageddon Supplies in Rock County.

Burglars got seven handguns in the Armageddon burglary, and they took 17 guns and a silencer during the Tuesday night burglary at Max Creek. No guns, only cash was taken at the early Wednesday morning burglary at CTR. The owner of the store says he keeps his guns locked in a vault to thwart such burglary attempts. 

For more go to WKOW: http://www.wkow.com/story/37406078/2018/02/01/police-believe-janesville-oregon-gun-store-burglaries-connected

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