Authorities aren’t saying how many weapons were stolen when a western Iowa gun shop was burglarized over the Memorial Day weekend. Crawford County Sheriff Jim Steinkuehler says Pete’s Gun Shop in Vail was broken into sometime during the holiday.
Sheriff Steinkuehler says the person, or persons, got in through a vent at the back of the building and took “several handguns and rifles.” He says they’re asking for the public’s help in solving the case.
A reward of $4,000 is being offered, which includes money from both the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in Kansas City and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the ATF’s tip line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 263-2146, or the Crawford County CrimeStoppers at (712) 263-4050.
Callers can remain anonymous.
By Michael Earl, KDSN, Denison