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Gun Thefts Up In St. Louis

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Gun Thefts Up In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (AP) – St. Louis police say gun thefts are up significantly this year, with many of them being stolen from cars. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports that 183 guns were reported stolen in the first four months of 2015. It’s a 65 percent increase from the same period last year. In May, […]

Gun Thefts Up In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (AP) – St. Louis police say gun thefts are up significantly this year, with many of them being stolen from cars.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports that 183 guns were reported stolen in the first four months of 2015. It’s a 65 percent increase from the same period last year.

In May, an additional 29 had been reported stolen as of Monday, putting it on pace with May 2014.

Chief Sam Dotson suspects more people are leaving guns in their cars when they go to venues that prohibit firearms. He adds that in many of the break-ins, the firearm is the only item missing from the car.

A Duke University professor says most people who steal guns are likely more interested in selling them than using them to commit crimes.

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